Chef Tee’s Baked Salmon with Spinach Stuffing

stuffed-salmon-cookedIngredients

  • 1 (5-to-7 lbs.) salmon, with or without head and tail, boned, butterflied (ask seafood / fishmonger butterfly fish for you)
  • 2 Tbps. butter, unsalted
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 4 cups bread, cubed (preferably dried)
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup chicken broth (can substitute stock)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. In small sauté pan, add onion, celery, butter; cook over medium-high heat until soft; set aside.
  3. In medium mixing bowl, add sautéed onion /celery, spinach, bread cubes, parsley, egg, broth, Salt & Pepper; mix well, refrigerate.
  4. On flat surface, season butterflied salmon with Salt & Pepper.  Spoon spinach stuffing onto seasoned fish, leaving 1-inch border around edges.  Gently roll up salmon; tie with cooking twine to secure.
  5. Transfer stuffed salmon onto oiled baking sheet.  Brush top, sides of salmon with oil; season with Salt & Pepper.
  6. Bake uncovered about 20-30 minutes or until salmon is just cooked through.
  7. Rest fish for 5 minutes; remove, discard twine; serve.

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