Salmon stuffed with spinach

Salmon stuffed with spinach

Welcome to our in-depth tutorial on making a sophisticated and delectable spinach-stuffed salmon meal. This recipe creates a delightful and healthful dinner by combining the fresh, vivid taste of spinach with the rich, buttery flavour of salmon. We will guide you through each stage of the procedure in this comprehensive post, including useful hints and variants to fit your tastes. Together, let’s prepare a dinner that will wow your family and guests!

Introduction to Salmon Stuffed with Spinach

A meal that is ideal for people who enjoy seafood and recognise the health advantages of leafy greens is salmon packed with spinach. This dish is perfect for any occasion where you want to offer something visually striking yet still simple to make, such as a special dinner or family get-together. Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and other elements abound in the combination of salmon and spinach, making it a nutritious option.

For the Salmon:

  • Four salmon fillets, each weighing around six ounces: Select premium, fresh salmon for optimal flavour.
  • Two teaspoons of olive oil: for sautéing the spinach and coating the salmon.
  • Add salt (to taste) to bring out the flavours.
  • To taste, add black pepper for depth of flavour and a hint of spice.
  • Optional: Add some more flavour and garnish with lemon slices.

For the Spinach Filling:

  • Fresh Spinach (8 cups, roughly chopped): Provides a fresh, earthy taste.
  • Garlic (2 cloves, minced): Adds a savory, aromatic flavor.
  • Shallots (2, finely chopped): Adds a subtle sweetness.
  • Cream Cheese (4 ounces, softened): Creates a creamy texture and rich flavor.
  • Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup, grated): Adds a nutty, salty flavor.
  • Nutmeg (a pinch): Adds warmth and enhances the flavor of the spinach.
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional, to taste): Adds a bit of heat.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Preparing the Spinach Filling


  1. For around five minutes, preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Garlic powder should be added and sautéed for one minute or until aromatic.
  3. Cook the chopped spinach in the pan for two to three minutes, or until it wilts. To taste, add salt and pepper for seasoning.
  4. Allow the combination of spinach to cool somewhat.
  5. Slice horizontally down the side of each salmon fillet to create a pocket; take care not to cut all the way through.
  6. Divide the cooked spinach mixture evenly between the two salmon fillets and stuff each one.
  7. Season the stuffed salmon fillets with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  8. Transfer the cooked spinach mixture to a mixing dish and stir with cheeses. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and the softened cream cheese. Mix until smooth and fully mixed. Allow it to cool down a little.

Preparing the Salmon Fillets

  1. To prepare the salmon fillets, place them on a sanitised surface. Make a horizontal incision in each fillet with a sharp knife to form a pocket for the filling. Take cautious not to slice through the fish completely.
  2. Stuff the Salmon: Gently press a spoonful of the spinach filling into each salmon fillet’s pocket. If necessary, use toothpicks to hold the filling in place. Season the salmon with salt and black pepper after brushing the exterior with the last tablespoon of olive oil.

Baking the Salmon

  1. Place the stuffed salmon fillets in the preheated air fryer basket, making sure they are not overcrowded.
  2. Air fry the salmon for 10-12 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
    1. Once cooked, remove the salmon from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
    2. Serve the stuffed salmon with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.
    3. Enjoy your delicious air fryer salmon stuffed with spinach!
    4. Feel free to adjust the seasoning or add your favorite herbs and spices to customize the flavor to your liking. Enjoy!


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