If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my post the other night about just starting to cook dinner around 9pm. I know thats super late, but it was a longggg day. And sadly, eating late happens a lot around here (at least for my hubby and I) especially when I’m working my 9-5. Normally, the girls eat around 6pm everyday when they get home from school.
When it comes to dinner, I’m always looking for new dishes. One day while scrolling my timeline on Facebook, I came across a stuffed salmon dish that inspired me to give it a try. Since this is very similar to a dish I do regularly anyway, I didn’t use a recipe, I just winged it. I must say it turned out quite delicious. So if you like food with a little kick, this is a great meal to try! And if you don’t like your food spicy, you can always just alter your seasoning to your taste.
Another thing I love about this recipe is that you don’t need a laundry list of ingredients. Normally, I make my own Alfredo sauce but since I was short on time, I just used store bought sauce.
Alfredo Sauce (homemade or store bought)
Grated parmesan cheese
Spaghetti noodles (I used whole wheat)
McCormicks Cajun seasoning (my fav)
McCormicks Steak Seasoning (yup you read right..steak seasoning)
Crushed red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Rinse salmon and pat dry
Chop up shrimp and set to the side
Cook noodles and set to the side
Melt 1-2 tsp of butter depending on the size of your salmon (or use olive oil if you prefer) and brush on salmon
Gather your seasonings (Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, basil, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes) and sprinkle on salmon to taste then brush with a little more butter or olive oil.
Season shrimp with the Cajun seasoning
Put the salmon in oven (seasoning side face down/skin side up) for 8 minutes
Heat up some 1-2 tsp of butter and a little olive oil in a pan
Add in garlic (to taste). I like a lot of garlic so I used about 4 minced cloves.
Add spinach to pan and sprinkle some of the steak seasoning and garlic powder on top
Cook until it looks wilted. Drain excess liquid.
Add in shrimp and cook until no longer pink
Add in Alfredo sauce and mix around
Add a little more Cajun seasoning if desired.
Once salmon has cooked for about 8 minutes, pull out the oven and peel off skin and discard (should come off very easy).
Flip seasoned side of salmon over and cut a slit in middle
Stuff the shrimp & spinach mixture in each slit and on top. Sprinkle grated parm on top and put back in oven for another 10-12 minutes.
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