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.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

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

  • 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

607 calories; protein 49.8g 100% DV; carbohydrates 5.7g 2% DV; fat 42.5g 65% DV; cholesterol 207.3mg 69% DV; sodium 964.9mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2010
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this. I accidentally forgot to buy sour cream so I ended up just sprinkling the dill weed on top. I used much less butter too to cut down on the fat. Still yummy and the smoked Gouda definitely enhances the salmon flavor. Will make again. Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2011
Not bad. I thought the Gouda would be the best part of this but the dill sauce was what made the dish. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2010
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this. I accidentally forgot to buy sour cream so I ended up just sprinkling the dill weed on top. I used much less butter too to cut down on the fat. Still yummy and the smoked Gouda definitely enhances the salmon flavor. Will make again. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2011
I will cut the crab in half next time. Makes a good presentation for a "fancy" meal. The sauce has a wonderful lemon flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2011
I had high expectations for this dish...and it delivered!!! My boyfriend was wowed by the presentation of the salmon and even more impressed by the taste. The cut of salmon I purchased was a bit too thick masking the flavor of the crab. I also sliced the gouda too thinly making it almost non-existant in the dish. I was afraid the cheese would override the flavor of both the salmon and crab. The dill sauce turned out phenomenal! I added a little more dill then called for because I love dill((about three tablespoons))! I also doubled the lemon butter sauce and really coated the fillets((only made 2 fillets))! This recipe is definently a keeper!!! Can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2013
This is the first time I felt motivated to give a review. Our salmon was very thick so it took a little longer to cook. Like many others I have a tendency to modify recipes but when I try one for the first time unless we are missing an ingredient I stick to it and make notes on how to modify it for future. No modifications necessary it was perfect. I might look for a better quality of lump crabmeat next time. The canned crabmeat we had was more like shredded crab. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2012
Tasty and simple to make. I loved the sauce and the cheese. Counldn't taste the crab very much so next time I may leave that out and see if I notice. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2011
Not bad. I thought the Gouda would be the best part of this but the dill sauce was what made the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2014
Loved it. Added crab to only half of the fillets and was (almost) equally as good. The lemon and butter source as well as the sour cream is too much I'll half it next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2012
made this for my whole family. It was a huge hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2017
I made this lastnight for the BF and myself and it was wonderful! I changed it a little because I purchased too much crab. I left the salmon open-faced placed the sliced gouda cheese acordingly then seasoned the crab with a seasoning my friend special orders (I believe it's similar to Old Bay ) and mounded about 1/2 cup of crab atop each salmon portion then baked as directed. I put the sour cream mixture on the fish for the last five minutes or so of cooking time. Read More