Shrimp and Salmon Delight: A Recipe that’s Easier Than You Think

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Are you ready to impress your guests with a delectable seafood dish that looks and tastes gourmet? Look no further than this mouthwatering recipe for stuffed salmon with shrimp. With its flaky fillets of salmon, succulent garlic shrimp, and a cheese stuffing, this dish is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party or even for a cozy meal at home.

Stuffed Salmon with Shrimp

Salmon is a versatile fish that is known for its delicious flavor and health benefits. By stuffing it with shrimp, you take it to a whole new level of culinary delight. Inspired by a garlic shrimp recipe on Kitchen Divas, this dish pairs perfectly with a side of broccoli rice. If you’re a fan of salmon, you might also enjoy trying it almond-crusted or with a simple twist like Salmon Al Horno.


To prepare this seafood masterpiece, you’ll need just seven simple ingredients that can be easily found at your local grocery store. Don’t forget to check out our helpful tips on buying and storing fish and shellfish. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Olive oil
  • Wild salmon fillets
  • Fresh garlic cloves
  • Raw shrimp
  • Mayonnaise
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper

For the exact measurements of each ingredient, refer to the recipe card further down the page.

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How to Make Stuffed Salmon

Let’s walk through the basic steps of preparing this delectable dish:

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Start by preheating your oven to 350º F, ensuring that it’s nice and hot for perfect cooking.

Step 2: Saute the Shrimp

In a medium skillet, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the shrimp and garlic, stirring frequently to avoid burning the garlic. Cook until the shrimp turns pink and opaque, then remove it from the heat.

Step 3: Mix the Filling

In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked shrimp and garlic with mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. This flavorful mixture will become the stuffing for your salmon.

Step 4: Stuff the Salmon

Carefully use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into each salmon fillet, making sure not to cut all the way through. Stuff each fillet with the shrimp and cheese mixture, ensuring there’s enough left over to sprinkle on top after baking. Season each fillet with salt and pepper for that perfect balance of flavors.

Step 5: Cooking Stuffed Salmon

Bake the stuffed salmon for 20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. Once ready, remove it from the oven and sprinkle the remaining stuffing on top. For that golden-brown finish, turn up the heat and broil for an additional 5 minutes.

Hint: To serve the salmon without it breaking, use a fish spatula. Its slotted design allows any excess fish juice to drip off, and its length prevents the delicate fillets from breaking.

Substitutions and Variations

Want to put your own twist on this recipe? Here are some substitution ideas and variations to consider:

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  • Instead of salmon, try stuffing your favorite fish. Thicker fillets like tuna or cod work best.
  • Swap out the shrimp for crab or lobster.
  • Replace the Parmesan and mozzarella cheese with Swiss cheese for a different flavor profile.


  • For a dairy-free version, omit the cheese entirely.
  • Add jumbo lump crab meat to the shrimp to create a delicious crab and shrimp stuffing.
  • Amp up the green factor by adding ½ cup of well-squeezed frozen spinach to the stuffing mixture.

If you’re left with leftover salmon, try our smoked salmon cakes recipe for a tasty and innovative way to enjoy it.

Storage and Serving Suggestions

You’ve made a delectable dish, but what should you serve it with? Check out our list of perfect side dishes to complement this shrimp stuffed salmon. And if you’re in the mood for more fish recipes, our Fall Fish Recipes collection will not disappoint.

Before you dive into this delicious meal, here are a few tips to ensure the best results:

  • When cutting the pocket for the stuffing, be careful not to cut all the way through the fillet.
  • Cook the shrimp for less than five minutes and stir frequently to prevent burning the garlic.
  • Use a fish spatula when serving to keep the fillets intact.

More Salmon Recipes to Explore

If you’re craving more salmon in your life, here are some other recipes worth trying:

  • Olive Garden Grilled Salmon
  • Jerk Salmon
  • Salmon a la Plancha

FAQ and Video

Still have questions about preparing shrimp-stuffed salmon? Check out our FAQ section for answers to commonly asked questions. And for a visual guide, watch our helpful video on shrimp-stuffed salmon.

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Ready to get cooking? You can find a printable version of this delicious recipe and more on the Hook’d Up Bar and Grill website. Get ready to impress your loved ones with a seafood dish that combines elegance with ease. Enjoy!