How to Cook With Philly Cream Cheese & Salmon Steak

by Darla Ferrara

Salmon falls into the group of heart-healthy fish because of the amount of omega fatty acids. Standards from the American Heart Association, as of 2011, urge you to eat two servings of fish a week to increase the levels of good cholesterol in the blood. This reduces your risk of developing chronic illness that affects the heart, such as arteriosclerosis. Adding Philadelphia cream cheese to a recipe will give you salmon steaks with a distinctive flavor.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Spray the surface of a baking tray with vegetable oil. Place the salmon steaks on the tray, skin side facing up. Season the salmon with salt, ground black pepper and lemon juice.

Mix a 6-ounce tube of Philadelphia cream cheese with 3 chopped green onions and 1 crushed garlic clove. Stir the ingredients together thoroughly in a mixing bowl.

Spread the cream cheese paste over the top of the steaks.

Pour 1 cup of bread crumbs into a bowl and mix in 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Add a layer of the bread crumbs on top of the steaks.

Bake the salmon in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Take the tray out of the oven, allow the salmon to cool for three to four minutes and serve.

Tips

  • As an alternative, melt the cream cheese on the stove with 1 cup of milk or 1/2 cup of plain yogurt and 2 tbsp. of chives. Simmer the sauce until it thickens. Bake the salmon steaks in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the steaks and garnish them with chopped parley.

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About the Author

Writing since 1999, Darla Ferrara is an award-winning author who specializes in health, diet, fitness and computer technology. She has been published in "Mezzo Magazine" and Diet Spotlight, as well as various online magazines. Ferrara studied biology and emergency medical technology at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College.