Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Salmon is the perfect elevated dish for a special occasion or a cozy date night at home. Delicate salmon fillets get filled with a stuffing made with succulent crab, shrimp, herbs, and cheese. Baked to a delightful light golden brown, this salmon dinner rivals the offerings of a fancy seafood restaurant while remaining surprisingly simple to prepare and wallet-friendly. Indulge in this exquisite meal and elevate your dining experience without the fuss.
IIngredients – 2 thick salmon fillets, about 8 oz. each – ¼ cup fresh crabmeat – ¼ cup cooked small shrimp – 2 garlic cloves, grated or minced – ⅓ cup crushed soda crackers – ½ cup grated Gruyere cheese, about 1-½ oz – ⅓ cup chopped fresh chives – ¼ cup chopped fresh dill – 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, divided – 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice – 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided – ¼ cup mayonnaise – 2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish – Dill sprigs for garnish
Prep the Fish Pat dry the salmon using a paper towel. Next, place it on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, make a precise incision across each fillet, approximately 1/2-inch away from both ends.
In a big bowl, toss in the crab meat, shrimp, garlic, cracker crumbs, cheese, herbs, and 3/4 teaspoon of the Old Bay seasoning. Give it a good drizzle of lemon juice and olive oil. Mix everything up nicely, then add some mayo until the ingredients stick together.
Gently spread open the slits of the salmon and stuff it with the yummy mixture. Don't forget to generously pack the stuffing on top of the fillets too! Pop those stuffed salmon fillets in a baking pan or on a baking sheet.
Just brush the tops of the salmon with olive oil and sprinkle on the remaining Old Bay seasoning. Pop it in the oven until the filling gets nice and bubbly. Serve it up with our garlic lemon butter sauce or tarragon cream sauce. Trust me, this recipe is already super tasty on its own, but adding a sauce takes it to the next level of decadence.
You can't go wrong with the amazing flavors of fresh salmon, juicy shrimp, and hearty crab. Put it all together for a fancy dinner that's perfect for a special occasion with your loved one.