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Herb & Cheese Baked Salmon

Last Modified: 01/05/08
First Published: 04/16/07
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General Info
Servings: 4
Total Cost: $10.38
Cost Per Serving: $2.60
Total Calories: 959
Calories/Serving: 240
Salmon Fillets (4 fillets) * 1.00 Pound $9.13 525
Cream Cheese 1/2 Cup 116.00 Grams $0.75 405
Garlic 1 Tablespoon 8.50 Grams $0.04 13
Lemon, Whole * 50.00 Grams $0.19 10
Basil, Fresh, Chopped 2 Tablespoons 3.50 Grams $0.25 1
Salt, Kosher 1 Teaspoon 4.80 Grams $0.01 0
Black Pepper, Ground 1 Teaspoon 2.13 Grams $0.02 5
This is a very easy and appetizing recipe. The flavors of the herbs, lemon and garlic in creamy cheese goes very well with fresh salmon and gives it that little extra something.

Servings: 4

4 salmon fillets
about 1/2 cup of cream cheese (4 oz.)
2 pressed garlic cloves
zest and juice of 1/4 of a lemon
2 tbsp (good amount) of finely chopped herbs (here we used parsley, but basil or dill would also do nicely)

Mix the cream cheese well with garlic, zest and juice, herbs and salt and pepper. Place the salmon fillets on a sheet pan either covered with aluminum foil or a non-stick silpat. Put some olive oil on the fillets and salt lightly.

Distribute the cheese mixture on the four fillets. If the fillets are thick enough, cut a little pocket in the middle of the fish and put the mixture inside, otherwise just put on top of the fish.

Bake in a 350-400 degree oven for ca 15 min or until the fish is done but still moist.

Serve either with potatoes, rice, or on a bed of spinach or greens.