Sara's Soy Marinated and Cream Cheese-Stuffed Salmon


A simple soy sauce-based marinade will leave you with tender and tasty baked salmon! Stuff fillets or salmon steaks with a quick cream cheese mixture and top with a teriyaki glaze. Then sit back and enjoy the raves!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 4 (8 ounce) salmon fillets or steaks

  • ¾ cup cream cheese, softened

  • 3 green onions, finely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon whole grain Dijon mustard

  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. Stir together the soy sauce, honey, 2 tablespoons mustard, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Arrange the salmon fillets in a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the salmon, turning fillets to coat both sides. Cover, and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, make the salmon stuffing by combining the cream cheese, green onions, and 1/2 teaspoon mustard in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to cook the salmon.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking dish with foil, and lightly grease foil.

  4. Remove salmon from marinade. Cut a slit in the thickest part of each fillet to make a small pocket. Spoon cream cheese mixture into the pocket. Place salmon in prepared baking dish.

  5. Cook salmon in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven; spoon teriyaki sauce over fillets and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Cook until fish is easily flaked with a fork, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

621 Calories
30g Fat
30g Carbs
58g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 621
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 3933mg 171%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 58g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 173mg 13%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 1121mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.