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Closeup of a crab and shrimp stuffed salmon fillet.

Costco Stuffed Salmon (Copycat Recipe)

This copycat recipe for Costco’s Stuffed Salmon is a healthy and easy way to prepare tender salmon. The filets are stuffed with a savory mixture of crab meat, shrimp, rice, and seasonings, then baked until tender. Serve this dish with your favorite sides for a nutritious meal your whole family will love!

  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 salmon filets, at least 2-inches thick
  • 1/2 cup cooked and cooled white rice
  • 1/2 cup cooked crab meat (see notes for substitution options)
  • 1 cup cooked shrimp, chopped
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (use gluten-free breadcrumbs if you’re on a gluten-free diet)
  • 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (leave out for dairy-free diets or replace with a non-dairy cheese substitute)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Fresh lemon wedges (optional, for serving)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Prep the salmon by cutting a slit down the center from nearly end to end, leaving the ends intact so the salmon filet doesn’t fall apart.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice, crab meat or tuna, shrimp, breadcrumbs, cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. 
  4. Use your hands to press the mixture into 4 sections. Then, stuff each section into the slit of each salmon filet.
  5. Lay the salmon filets on the baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the salmon filets are opaque and flakey. 
  6. Let the fish cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve with a wedge of fresh lemon, if desired.

Notes

  1. If you use canned tuna in this recipe instead of crab meat, make sure to drain the tuna. You’ll need about half of a 5-ounce can.
  2. You’ll need about 8 ounces of raw shrimp to yield one cup of cooked shrimp with the tails removed.
  3. Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

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