There are so many reasons to love Costco. I love Costco for their free samples, their oversized boxes of everything imaginable, and their hot food. I would have a chicken bake in hand, free samples waiting for me, and oversize grocery shopping just waiting to be done. After I hit up all the free samples spots I would go straight to the candy and snack isles and hid behind the huge boxes of candy and snacks. I would do the most illegal fat kid thing ever and cut open the boxes from the back and eat some. Terrible and totally shameless but oh so good. I am not proud but low key kind of proud. I’m in a pickle.
Okay, now that I’ve confessed to my treacherous Costco activities let’s talk about this post. Crab stuffed salmon… what a delicious invention. I would always get the Costco one and as the years have gone by the amount of filling to salmon ration has gone up. This comes to my parents dismay but not to mine! I love the stuffing. It’s my favorite part. Its soft and tasty and in the perfect vehicle. I wanted to make it at home since going to a Costco is a lot of work and my cravings were hitting hard and so I winged it. I grabbed things I thought were in it and WHAM! BAM! POOF! I made it! It was the bomb diggity and I was even thinking about making it for a fancy dinner. Or maybe just making it for a snack. At 2 am in the morning. I don’t have a problem... maybe I do… *shrug emoji*
Crab Stuffed Salmon
3 2-inch salmon pieces
1/2 cup of cooked white rice
1 cup of panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup of mayo
4 sticks of imitation crab, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon of fresh dill
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
water (just enough to make everything come together)
Make a slit in the middle of the salmon making sure to cut all the way through and to leave at least 1 inch at the top and 1 inch at the bottom so that everything is still intact with each other.
In a large bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients together except for the water.
Once you mixed everything, feel the stuffing. It should feel wet and pliable but you can form it into any shape you wanted. If its too dry add some water. I would start with 2 tablespoons at a time and go from there.
Take your stuffing and place it in the cavity you just made. You want a lot of fluffy stuffing so over stuff it so that it covers most of the salmon but don't pack it in!
Bake the crab stuffed salmon at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
Enjoy hot with a side salad!