Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon

Total Time
20 mins
12 mins

Gourmet Magazine gets the credit for this easy but impressive salmon recipe. Use the best quality cheese you can find for this dish.

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  1. Squeeze spinach completely dry.
  2. Place in small bowl and mix in cream cheese, mascarpone, and ground nutmeg.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Cut one 3/4-inch-deep, 2 1/2-inch-long slit down center of top side of each salmon fillet, forming pocket for spinach mixture.
  5. Fill each slit with spinach mixture, dividing equally among salmon fillets.
  6. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and chill.) Preheat oven to 450°F.
  7. Brush rimmed baking sheet with olive oil.
  8. Sprinkle salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  9. Mix breadcrumbs, melted butter, and Parmesan cheese in medium bowl.
  10. Top each salmon fillet with breadcrumb mixture, pressing to adhere.
  11. Place salmon fillets, skin side down, on prepared baking sheet.
  12. Bake salmon until opaque in center, about 12 minutes.
  13. Transfer to plates and serve.