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Love me some fish recipes and when I find delicious salmon at Costco, it’s a real treat. Their fish is usually fresh and the quality is one of the better one’s I’ve seen in stores. I regularly purchase the large package of fresh salmon at Costco then cut it up into steaks and freeze it until needed.
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Well, this last trip to Costco was disappointing since they didn’t have their stuffed salmon so I decided to do a “Lorification” of their version and see how close I could get. I have to admit, it came out pretty darn good.
Since I’m not 100% positive of the ingredients they use, I had to do a little bit of guesswork. I know there is crab and shrimp, but the rest was a mystery. I figured cream cheese to bind it together and for sure some garlic. The rest is my take on their recipe.
Crab & Shrimp Stuffed Salmon Ingredients
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 can lump crab meat
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 medium red onion, chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
6 large shrimp, cut into bite sized pieces
2 Tablespoons capers (optional)
1/3 cup of white cooking wine
2 – 8 oz salmon steaks
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Take the softened cream cheese and mash it up a bit so it’s more of a creamy consistency. I find using a shallow glass bowl to be the best way. I got my Mini Prep Bowls on Amazon and they’re great for holding ingredients too. Buy a second set. You won’t regret it.
In a medium mixing bowl, add the crab, parsley onion, garlic and shrimp. Mix together.
Fold in the softened cream cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
In a medium to large baking dish, add the cooking wine. Slit the steaks down the center to form a holder for the stuffing. Place the steaks in the glass dish.
You’ll notice the one on the right has extra green things in it. They are capers and I love capers with salmon and crab. Since hubby thinks they are disgusting, I added some to just the one I was going to have. The zingy tangy taste of those little green gems are something you can add to just about anything.
Bake, uncovered, in the oven for 20-25 minutes (depending on the size of your salmon steaks) at 350 degrees. Check with a meat thermometer to be sure they are cooked through.
The thermometer I have is the MK4 by Thermoworks. It’s lightening fast and super accurate. No more waiting for it to count up to the food’s temp.
I topped it with some sriracha sauce (1 cup mayonnaise, 1-2 Tablespoons Sriracha, 3 Tablespoons fat free half & half) and a sprinkling of parsley. This was a great sauce for salmon (and you’ll have leftovers).
Now YOU know how to make this yourself at home!
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But wait…. what do I serve with my Stuffed Salmon?
Here are some side dish options for you.
- Fresh Green Bean Side Dish with Toasted Almonds
- Baked Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Fuji Apples
- Copycat KFC Cole Slaw
Love salmon and want more? Try these recipes.
- Awesome Salmon Tacos with Cilantro White Sauce
- Sweet Onion Salmon
- Barbecue Pineapple Salmon
- Salmon and Zoodles
If you make this recipe, take a photo & share it to Instagram and tag me (@lorisculinarycreations) & use my hashtag #LorisCulinaryCreations. I want to see your creations!