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4 (6-oz.) salmon fillets
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella
1/2 c. frozen spinach, defrosted
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Pinch of red pepper flakes
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. butter
Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Season salmon all over with salt and pepper. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, mozzarella, spinach, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
- Using a paring knife, slice a slit in each salmon to create a pocket. Stuff pockets with cream cheese mixture.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add salmon skin side down and cook until seared, about 6 minutes, then flip salmon. Add butter and squeeze lemon juice all over. Cook until the skin is crispy, another 6 minutes. Serve warm.