Seafood-Stuffed Salmon Fillets

You could get stuffed salmon from a big-box store, but my fillets are loaded with flavor from crab, cream cheese and savory herbs. We love them. —Mary Cokenour, Monticello, Utah


1-1/2 cups cooked long grain rice
1 package (8 ounces) imitation crabmeat
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, marjoram, oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed

1/2 teaspoon celery seed, crushed
12 salmon fillets (8 ounces each and 1-1/2 inches thick)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons dill weed
1-1/2 teaspoons salt


Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine rice, crab, cream cheese, butter, garlic, basil, marjoram, oregano, thyme, rosemary and celery seed.
Cut a pocket horizontally in each fillet to within 1/2 in. of opposite side. Fill with stuffing mixture; secure with toothpicks. Place salmon on 2 greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Brush with oil; sprinkle with dill and salt.
Bake 18-22 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Discard toothpicks before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed fillet: 454 calories, 27g fat (6g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 537mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 41g protein.

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