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side shot of creamy stuffed cajun salmon fillets in a skillet
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CREAMY CAJUN STUFFED SALMON

6 9 6
WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
A simple but extremely flavorful dish of pan fried salmon fillets, stuffed with a Cajun-spiced cream cheese filling.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 534

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets, 5 ounces each, skin on
  • 2 teaspoons smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil, divided (you can also use olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
  • lemon wedges, for serving

Instructions 

  • Using a paring knife, cut a slit on the side of each salmon fillet to create a pocket. Do not cut all the way through.
    raw salmon fillets with pockets
  • Season salmon fillets with paprika, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Rub in the seasonings with your fingers. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, and cajun seasoning; mix and stir until well incorporated. Taste and adjust accordingly. If you like a spicier filling, add some cayenne pepper.
  • Spoon the seasoned cheese mixture into the fish pockets.
    raw salmon fillets filled with creamy cajun filling
  • Heat 1 ½ tablespoons avocado oil (or olive oil) in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Add 2 salmon fillets to the skillet, skin-side down.
  • Cook for 6 minutes, or until fillets are cooked about three-quarters of the way up.
  • Using a fish spatula, carefully flip over the fillets; add ½ tablespoon butter and continue to cook for 5 more minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Slowly remove cooked fish from the pan, trying not to lose any of that filling. Set fish aside.
  • Add remaining oil to the skillet; cook remaining two fillets for 6 minutes; flip, add remaining butter, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish salmon with chopped parsley.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.

Notes

  • NET CARBS: 3 g
  • WW Points were calculated with FAT FREE SHREDDED CHEESE and FAT FREE CREAM CHEESE. Points increase significantly if you use full fat cheeses.
  • DO NOT crowd the pan. It is best to cook two salmon fillets at a time.
Nutrition Facts
CREAMY CAJUN STUFFED SALMON
Amount Per Serving
Calories 534 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 314mg13%
Potassium 842mg24%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 2212IU44%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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