crab stuffed salmon recipe

Salmon with crab meat offers a truly exceptional culinary experience that brings the essence of the ocean to life on your plate. This crab stuffed salmon recipe perfectly combines tender and flaky salmon, creamy and cheesy crab filling, and a crispy buttery breadcrumb topping. It is also low-carb, gluten-free, and keto-friendly, making it suitable for various dietary preferences.

How to Make Crab Stuffed Salmon

This is the best recipe for crab-stuffed salmon to prepare a delicious seafood meal while also elevating your seafood experience to new heights.


    For the Crab Stuffing:

    1. 1 pound fresh lump crab meat
    2. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    3. 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
    4. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    5. 2 green onions, finely chopped
    6. 2 cloves garlic, minced
    7. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    8. 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
    9. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    10. Salt and black pepper to taste
    11. Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

    For the Salmon:

    1. 4 salmon fillets (6-8 ounces each)
    2. Salt and black pepper to taste
    3. 2 tablespoons olive oil
    4. 1 lemon, thinly sliced (for garnish)


    1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, crab meat, onion, dijon, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, salt, paprika and pepper until well combined.
    3. Cut a slit along the side of each salmon fillet to create a pocket for the filling. Be careful not to cut all the way through. 
    4. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the crab filling into each pocket and press gently to seal.
    5. Place the stuffed salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle some paprika over them.
    6. Toss the panko breadcrumbs with melted butter and salt in another small bowl.
    7. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the top of each stuffed salmon fillet.
    8. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and the breadcrumbs are golden.
    9. Enjoy your crab stuffed salmon with lemon wedges and fresh herbs if desired.
    Tips and Variations:
    • Serve your crab-stuffed salmon with a side of roasted vegetables, a fresh salad, or garlic mashed potatoes for a complete meal.
    • You can experiment with different herbs and seasonings to customize the flavors to your liking.
    • These stuffed salmon recipes with crab meat can be easily doubled or halved to accommodate the number of guests you serve.
    Your delicious and easy crab stuffed salmon recipe is ready to savor! You can relish it as a satisfying meal by itself or pair it with your summer favorites as a refreshing side dish.
    Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe
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