Goodbye, boring salmon, hello sheet pan garlic herb goat cheese stuffed salmon and veggies. I am a seafood lover. I absolutely love salmon, but like any meat or dish, eating the same thing time and time again can get dull.
I have to switch it up! A lot of my recipes as of late, have included Parmigannio Reggiano cheese because I am pretty obsessed. I needed to switch up that, too. I love goat cheese.
There probably isn’t a single flavor of cheese I do not like. I love them all. I hadn’t had a salmon and goat cheese pairing, so here we are. Experiment gone well!
Calories: 374 Fat: 8G Net Carbs: 34G Protein: 38G
Using an auto cheese grater saves me so much time.
Salmon is high in omega 3s and protein. In this recipe, one serving provides 37 grams of protein. Omega 3s are fatty acids that have many health benefits and contribute to why salmon is high in “good fats.”
According to the Harvard Medical School Health Publications, omega 3s ease inflammation, ensure the heart maintains a steady beat, prevent the formation of dangerous clots in the bloodstream, and lower levels of triglycerides, the most common type of fat-carrying particle in the bloodstream.
Studies have shown that the more fish you eat, the lower your risk of coronary artery disease and dying of heart disease.
These and other data are behind the recommendation both in federal dietary guidelines and from the American Heart Association (AHA) to eat two servings of fatty fish per week. Dietary surveys suggest that Americans get less than half that amount.
Nutrition experts believe that one reason fish-eaters have fewer heart attacks may stem from the fact that they’re eating fish in place of red meat or processed meats like sausage, bacon, or ham, which contain more saturated fat (and in the processed meats, a lot of salt).
Both substances are linked to a higher risk of heart disease. I have a couple of pescatarian friends. Although I could never give up red meat completely (I love a nice, juicy steak!), this information does make me want to examine my consumption.
I only buy lean red meat. However, I may make some additional dietary adjustments in the future.
Hi meal prep! Just looking at the spread has me excited for the upcoming week.
Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Goat Cheese Stuffed Salmon and Veggies
- 20 oz salmon skinless
- 1/4 cup garlic herb goat cheese
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/5 cup Greek yogurt
- 3 cups fresh green beans
- 5 medium Yukon gold potatoes sliced into small pieces
- McCormick's Grill Mates Chicken Seasoning or Salmon Rub, BBQ seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp chives
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Heat the goat cheese in a bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften.
- Combine the goat cheese, Greek yogurt, and worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Stir.
- Spread olive oil onto both sides of the salmon. Make cuts/slices into each of the pieces of salmon without cutting through the entire piece.
- Stuff the goat cheese mixture into each of the slits.
- Combine the seasonings in a bowl and mix.
- Season the salmon with the seasonings. Top with paprika.
- Place the sliced potatoes in a mixing bowl. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, and chives.
- Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Add the salmon and potatoes.
- Cover with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove the parchment paper and add the green beans to the sheet pan. Salt and pepper to taste. Bake an additional 5 minutes.
- Allow to cool. Serve!