This Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe combines tender, flaky salmon with the rich, sweet flavor of crab meat, creating a wonderful balance of flavors and textures.
The crab meat is seasoned with herbs, spices, lemon juice, mayo & mustard.
This adds a bright, tangy flavor that complements the richness of the salmon and is sure to please any seafood lover!
Using very simple ingredients, you’ll have an impressive, tasty dinner on the table in just 30 minutes!
Although this is an elegant dinner, my advice is to not wait for a special occasion to make this gorgeous dish!
Crab Stuffed Salmon
Typically, when I make any crab recipe, the crab is the main ingredient and the star of the show.
However, I wanted to branch out a little bit and showcase another one of my family’s favorite types of seafood: Salmon.
No matter the type of salmon, whether it’s Sockeye salmon, Atlantic salmon, farm-raised or wild-caught Pacific salmon, we love it all!
Whoever thought of stuffing one type of seafood with another type of seafood, I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart!
As most of you know, I’m a Marylander and I LOVE blue crabs!
Hence, I am on a mission to make every crab recipe imaginable in order to take full advantage of what my state has to offer.
Some of my top favorite crab recipes so far are:
Here are the very simple ingredients for this Crab Stuffed Salmon recipe:
- Fresh Parsley
- Ritz Crackers
- Fresh Salmon (I got mine at the fish counter at Wegmans)
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Lemon
- Whole Grain Mustard
- Spring Onions (Green Onions)
- Minced Garlic
- Black Pepper
- Sea Salt
- Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
Step 1: Preheat Oven & Place Parchment Paper On Baking Sheet
First, place your oven rack in the center of the oven and then preheat oven to 350° F.
Then, line a large baking sheet (Amazon) with parchment paper (Amazon).
Step 2: Prepare Salmon Fillets
Now, rinse your salmon fillets and dry them on both sides with a paper towel.
Then, with a sharp knife, cut a deep slit down the center of each piece of salmon, approximately 1″ from each end of the fillet.
After that, place your fillets onto your baking sheet.
Step 3: Rub Salmon Fillets with Seasoning
Next, mix 2 teaspoons of Old Bay Seasoning with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Then, for all 4 pieces, rub this mixture over top of the salmon fillet.
After that, create your crab sauce by combining lemon juice, 2 more teaspoons of Old Bay Seasoning, mayo, mustard, black pepper, salt, spring onions and minced garlic.
Step 4: Prepare Crab Mixture
Drain your crab meat and mix it in with the sauce mixture along with the crushed Ritz cracker crumbs and half of the chopped parsley.
Now, separate the combined crab stuffing mixture into 4 equal parts and stuff each salmon fillet (approximately 1/2 cup of crab mixture per salmon fillet).
Step 5: Bake and Garnish
Bake in preheated 350° F oven for around 20 minutes.
Be sure your salmon has an internal temperature of a minimum of 120° to 130°F (Use a meat thermometer (Amazon)).
Sprinkle the remaining chopped parsley over top of the cooked salmon and garnish with fresh lemon wedges.
Serve with a side of green beans, rice, and a glass of white wine and you’ve got yourself an amazing meal!
Substitutions & Additions
To be honest, I don’t think this crab-stuffed salmon recipe should be changed at all! It’s so good!
BUT, you can use these substitutions and additions and it will still turn out yummy:
- Substitute cream cheese or sour cream instead of mayo
- Finely chopped bell pepper and/or red peppers
- Substitute lemon butter for olive oil
- Parmesan cheese
- Substitute Cajun seasoning for Old Bay Seasoning
- Lemon Zest
- Substitute panko breadcrumbs for crushed Ritz crackers
- Fresh herbs
- Substitute garlic powder for minced garlic
How To Store Leftover Crab Stuffed Salmon
If you have any of this delectable salmon dish leftover, place it into an airtight container with a tight lid and store in your refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.
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Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe
- 4 Salmon fillets
- 4 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp Whole Grain Mustard
- ½ tsp Black Pepper, Ground
- ½ tsp Sea Salt
- 8 ounces Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
- 10 Ritz Crackers, crushed
- ½ bunch Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
- 3 Spring Onions, thinly sliced
- 1 clove Minced Garlic
- Place your oven rack in the center of the oven and then preheat oven to 350° F.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Rinse your salmon fillets and dry on both sides with paper towels. Then cut a deep slit down the center of each fillet approximately 1" from each end of the fillet.
- Place your fillets onto your baking sheet and rub your mixture of 2 t. Old Bay Seasoning & 1 T. olive oil evenly over all 4 salmon fillets.
- Combine lemon juice, 2 t. Old Bay Seasoning, mayo, mustard, black pepper, salt, spring onions and minced garlic. Mix well.
- Drain your crab meat and add that to the sauce mixture along with the crushed Ritz cracker crumbs and half of the chopped parsley.
- Now, separate the crab mixture into 4 equal parts and stuff each salmon fillet with the crab mixture (approximately 1/2 cup of crab mixture per salmon fillet).
- Bake in preheated 350° F oven for around 20 minutes. Be sure the salmon is at a minimum 120° to 130°F with meat thermometer.
- Sprinkle the remaining chopped parsley over top of the cooked salmon and serve.
For more incredible seafood recipes, click on over to:
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Finally, I’d like to thank my friend, Linda Feller with Sip + Sanity, (do yourself a favor and follow her!) where she creates mouth-watering recipes for entertaining.
Linda traveled from Virginia to my home in Maryland to help me with my food photography!
Needless to say, thanks to her help, the photos of this recipe turned out incredible!
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2 thoughts on “Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe”
You HAVE TO make this recipe! I was lucky enough to have Pam make it for me and it’s amazing. Can’t wait to make it for my family!
You are so sweet! Thank you so much for being here to help me with the photography! You’re the best!