Shrimp Stuffed Salmon

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Shrimp stuffed salmon is a feast for any seafood lover. Perfectly cooked salmon is stuffed full of shrimp in a creamy, cheesy sauce and just waiting for you to devour it!

Closeup shot of shrimp stuffed salmon on wooden board

I’ve been in love with seafood for years. It’s a great source of protein, and it’s just so good! You can also add all kinds of delicious flavors to it, which is exactly what I did with this recipe.

Shrimp Stuffed Salmon

I got the inspiration for this recipe from a date night I had with my husband. We went to a fancy restaurant, and I ordered a version of this that was the best thing I ever had. I got home, and I knew I had to make a version to have whenever I wanted it.

Closeup shot of shrimp stuffed salmon on wooden board

Ingredients

It only takes a few simple, easy-to-find ingredients to make this dish.

  • olive oil
  • salmon fillets
  • minced garlic
  • shrimp
  • mayonnaise
  • Parmesan cheese
  • mozzarella cheese 
  • salt
  • pepper 
Overhead shot of raw salmon, shrimp, and other recipe ingredients in individual dishes.

Instructions

As fancy as this recipe looks, it actually only takes a few simple steps to make it.

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Step 2: In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil.

Step 3: When oil is heated, add shrimp and garlic. Stir often, being sure not to burn the garlic.

Overhead shot of raw shrimp and minced garlic in skillet

Step 4: Cook until shrimp is pink and opaque. Remove from heat.

Closeup shot of cooked shrimp

Step 5: Stir in mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese.

Closeup shot of shrimp, mayonnaise, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese in pan

Step 6: Place salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 7: Using a sharp knife, cut each fillet horizontally, creating a pocket for the stuffing. Be sure not to cut all the way through the fillet.

Close up shot of salmon with slice cut into center

Step 8: Stuff each fillet with stuffing. Be sure to save some to add to the top at the end of baking. Salt and pepper each fillet.

Closeup shot of raw shrimp stuffed salmon

Step 9: Bake for 20 minutes.

Step 10: Remove from oven and add remaining stuffing to the top of each fillet.

Closeup shot of raw stuffed salmon topped with more shrimp mix

Step 11: Broil for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy. 

Equipment

You’ll only need a few pieces of basic kitchen equipment to make this recipe.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Pan

Substitutions

Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt works well if you don’t have mayonnaise on hand.

Garlic Powder: Garlic powder works in a pinch if you don’t have minced garlic.

Closeup shot of stuffed salmon.

Options

Looking for ways to change this up this shrimp stuffs salmon? Here are some suggestions.

Spicy: Add red pepper flakes to the shrimp mixture for a kick of heat.

Chives: Try adding chives to the shrimp mixture for more flavor.

Tips:

  • Only cook the shrimp until they’ve changed color. Don’t overcook them or they’ll become tough.
  • When cutting your salmon, be sure not to cut all the way through. There should only be a slit on one side.
  • You can cook this salmon with the skin on or off.
Closeup shot of forkful of salmon

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FAQ

How long is this recipe good?

It will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days in an air-tight container.

Can this recipe be frozen?

No. The mayonnaise used in the filling will break after defrosting and create a wet mess.

How do I know when the shrimp is done?

The shrimp should be opaque white with pink and bright red accents.

Closeup shot of shrimp stuffed salmon on wooden board

Shrimp Stuffed Salmon

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Yield: 2 servings

Shrimp Stuffed Salmon

Shrimp Stuffed Salmon

Shrimp stuffed salmon is a delicious, easy dinner. Perfectly cooked salmon is stuffed with a creamy shrimp and cheese mixture.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 - 8 oz salmon fillets
  • 
1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 
8 oz raw shrimp, no tails

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil.
  3. When oil is heated, add shrimp and garlic. Stir often, being sure not to burn the garlic.
  4. Cook until shrimp is pink and opaque. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
  6. Place salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Using a sharp knife, cut each fillet horizontally, creating a pocket for the stuffing. Be sure not to cut all the way through the fillet.
  8. Stuff each fillet with stuffing. Be sure to save some to add to the top at the end of baking. Salt and pepper each fillet.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and add remaining stuffing to the top of each fillet.
  11. Broil for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 1045Total Fat 75gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 52gCholesterol 340mgSodium 2693mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 80g

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