Glenn's Blowing Rock Salmon


After eating this at a restaurant in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, I was surprised that the chef was willing to give me the recipe. My favorite way of preparing salmon. A suitable meal for special company. Excellent with Pinot Grigio - our favorite is Ecco Domani®. We usually serve it with baked rice with pine nuts.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (6 ounce) thick salmon fillets

  • 1 (6 ounce) can lump crabmeat, divided

  • 4 slices smoked Gouda cheese

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 2 lemons, juiced - divided

  • 1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill

  • 1 (2 ounce) jar capers in brine, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Trim the salmon fillets, if necessary, to remove thin portion; with a very sharp knife, cut the fillets horizontally through the center but leave one end uncut so the fillet opens like a book. Place 1/4 of the lump crabmeat onto each opened fillet, and top crab with a slice of smoked Gouda; close the fillets. Place each fillet into a single-serving baking dish. Mix the melted butter and juice of 1 lemon in a small bowl, and drizzle the lemon butter over all the salmon fillets.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the salmon is opaque and flakes easily, 30 minutes or as needed.

  4. In a bowl, mix the juice of the 2nd lemon with sour cream and dill; spoon sour cream mixture over each baked fillet, and sprinkle liberally with capers. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

607 Calories
43g Fat
6g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 607
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 54%
Saturated Fat 22g 112%
Cholesterol 207mg 69%
Sodium 965mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 333mg 26%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 919mg 20%

* 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.

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