When thinking up new salmon recipes, we look for inspiration every where, even the local Costco. Costco sells crab-stuffed salmon year-round.  Growing up, my parents would buy it on rare occasions, and it was always delicious.  Heather and I often pick up salmon from Costco, but we’ve never bought the crab-stuffed salmon because we weren’t thrilled by the ingredient list.

Thankfully, we recently perfected our homemade mayonnaise recipe. It works as an amazing binder for recipes just like this one.  We thoroughly recommend this salmon, as it’s a delicious dish that is great for a quiet night at home or for entertaining family and friends.  With very little preparation, you’ll be enjoying this for dinner and wow’ing everyone in no time.

3 1/2 lb salmon fillets
1/2 lb crab meat, shredded
1/2 C homemade mayonnaise
1/4 C white onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 tsp dill weed
dusting of paprika


Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe

Slice your salmon fillet into 3 approximately 1/2 lb cuts of salmon.  Slice the center of each fillet fully to create a pocket in the salmon for crab stuffing.  Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe

In a bowl, mix the crab meat, mayonnaise, onion, garlic, and dill.

Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe

Fill the salmon fillets with the crab mixture, and lightly dust the top with paprika.

Place your filled salmon fillets on a pan lined with parchment paper, and bake for 25 minutes.

Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe

Allow to rest 3-5 minutes and then plate.

Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe

This crab stuffed salmon is a satisfying meal on its own, but also goes well with a side of salad or asparagus.  We know you’ll enjoy it!  Be sure to try this, and our other salmon recipes, the next time you’re in the mood for seafood.


  1. This recipe could not have come at a better time! Our WF is having an awesome sale on green label wild caught salmon this Friday and this was the excuse I needed to go back and buy some! Noms!


  2. this was unbelievable! probably the best salmon i’ve ever had. i took it out of the oven and went upstairs to get something. when i came down, my sister was at the stove eating it!! she demolished half of it before i even got to it. i’m making it for her tomorrow so she can have a big serving. thanks for the great recipe!


  3. Made this for dinner tonight-it was delicious! My 2.5 year old and husband loved it as well! I made extra salmon and I can’t wait to eat it for lunch tomorrow. We had it with roasted asparagus and sweet potato.


  4. I made mine tonight. A recipe so simple, but tastes like you worked hard to make it. I have to admit, I did use fresh parsley in place of the dill. Just Fabulous!


    1. Tracey, I think imitation crab will work, although the look and taste will be a little different. Give it a shot and let us know how it turns out—imitation crab was a big ingredient in seafood dishes for me growing up.


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