Delicious Philly salmon dish with garlic and herbs

Greetings, fellow foodies. Today, I am excited to share with you my latest culinary masterpiece: the Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon Recipe.

For all my seafood lovers out there, this recipe is an absolute gem. The tender and juicy salmon fillets are perfectly crusted with a delightful blend of garlic and herb cream cheese. The creamy sauce that covers the fish just melts in your mouth and bursts with flavors.

This recipe is also incredibly easy to make, whether you are a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen. Plus, it uses simple ingredients that can be found at any grocery store around the corner.

Are you looking to impress dinner guests or whip up a romantic meal for two? Then my Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon Recipe is just what you need. Trust me, this recipe is going to become a staple in your cooking repertoire.

So, let’s dive right in and create something extraordinary together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon
Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon

If you are a fan of salmon and are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to enjoy it, this Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon recipe is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Not only is this dish tasty and flavorful, it’s also loaded with healthy nutrients that your body needs.

But what sets this recipe apart from other salmon dishes? Let me tell you why you’ll absolutely love it:

Firstly, the creamy sauce made from Philadelphia garlic herb cream cheese is what makes this dish stand out as an absolute crowd-pleaser. It adds a rich and luxurious consistency that goes perfectly with flaky salmon fillets.

Secondly, the herb-garlic crust that coats the salmon fillets is simply divine. The mix of herbs and garlic gives this dish an amazing flavor that will leave your taste buds singing in delight.

Finally, this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can serve it with new potatoes or pair it with salmon pasta or tagliatelle for a delicious and filling meal.

Overall, if you’re someone who loves good food that’s also good for you, then this Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon recipe is an absolute must-try.

Ingredient List

 Feast your eyes on this delectable Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon!
Feast your eyes on this delectable Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon!

Find out what you need to make this Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon Recipe!
Ingredients 1

  • 4 salmon fillets (approx. 150g each)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 250g Philadelphia Garlic and Herb cream cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • A handful of fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Ingredients 2

For the herb crust:

  • 1 cup white bread, processed into breadcrumbs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • A handful of fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herb cream cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

For the creamy sauce:

  • 250g Philadelphia Light spreadable cream cheese
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 4 salmon fillets (approx. 150g each), skinless
  • Salt and pepper to taste

The Recipe How-To

 There's nothing fishy about this creamy and flavorful salmon dish!
There’s nothing fishy about this creamy and flavorful salmon dish!

Preparing the Salmon Fillets

Before I start cooking, I like to get everything organized. For this recipe, you will need 4 salmon fillets, approximately 150g each, with the skin on. Begin by preheating your oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6.

  1. First, use a sharp knife to remove any pin bones from the salmon fillets. You can purchase salmon fillets with the bones already removed, but it’s always best to double-check just in case.

  2. Season each salmon fillet with salt and pepper to taste on both sides.

  3. Place the seasoned salmon fillets onto a lined baking tray, skin-side down. Drizzle some olive oil over the top of each fillet.

  4. Set the baking tray with the salmon fillets aside while you make the creamy Philly garlic and herb sauce.

Making the Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Sauce

The creamy sauce uses simple and easy-to-find ingredients: Philadelphia garlic and herb cream cheese, minced garlic, chopped chives, a squeeze of lemon juice, and heavy cream.

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine 250g of Philadelphia garlic and herb spreadable cream cheese with 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 2 tablespoons of chopped chives and the zest of 1 lemon. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated.

  2. Gradually add 1 cup of heavy cream into the mixture while whisking continuously until smooth.

  3. Pour or spoon the garlic cream sauce over each salmon fillet so that it is coated generously.

Cooking the Salmon Fillets

Once you have applied the creamy Philly garlic and herb sauce, it’s time to bake your salmon fillets in the oven.

  1. Bake your salmon at 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6 for approximately 15-20 minutes or until cooked through – this depends on how thick your fillets are.

  2. To check if your fish is cooked all the way through, use a fork to gently pull back a small section of flesh from the thickest part of one of your fillets – if it flakes away easily, then it’s ready!

  3. Once cooked through and flaky, remove from oven and let it rest for a minute or two before serving hot.

This baked salmon with creamy herbed goodness is perfect for impressing guests or treating yourself with an indulgent meal at home!

Substitutions and Variations

 This salmon is the perfect catch for any seafood lover out there!
This salmon is the perfect catch for any seafood lover out there!

Are you looking to switch things up with this creamy Philly garlic and herb salmon recipe? Don’t be afraid to get creative! There are plenty of substitutions and variations available to suit your personal taste and dietary preferences.

One substitution you can make is using sweet potatoes instead of new potatoes. This will give the dish a sweeter taste and can add a unique twist to the recipe.

If you’re not a fan of salmon, don’t worry! You can still enjoy this recipe by swapping out the salmon fillets for other fish, such as halibut or trout. Tuna steaks are also a great option if you’re looking for something heartier.

For vegetarians, substitute the salmon with roasted cauliflower or tofu. Simply toss them in the creamy garlic herb sauce and bake until tender.

If you want to add some extra veggies to this dish, try tossing in some broccoli or asparagus before baking. These vegetables pair well with the creamy herb sauce and will add some much-needed greens to your meal.

You can also try different herbs and spices in this recipe for a unique twist. Swap out chives for scallions or basil for parsley, or even add some red pepper flakes for an extra kick!

No matter how you choose to vary this dish, know that by switching things up, you’ll never tire of the creamy Philly garlic and herb salmon recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 Get ready to swim in a sea of flavor with this Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon!
Get ready to swim in a sea of flavor with this Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon!

When it comes to serving and pairing this creamy Philly garlic and herb salmon recipe, you can choose from a variety of side dishes to create a well-rounded meal. The succulent flavor of the fillets pairs well with a range of accompaniments, so you can be experimental and have fun with it!

I personally love serving this dish alongside new potatoes roasted with lemon zest, chives, and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper. The tangy flavors complement the garlic herb cream sauce drizzled over the salmon beautifully. You could also pair the dish with some steamed or roasted vegetables such as asparagus or green beans.

If you’re looking for something more substantial, then serving this creamy salmon recipe over a bed of pasta is an excellent choice. Try fettuccine or linguine with added butter for a velvety texture that eagerly absorbs the cream sauce.

For those who prefer bread on the side, lightly toast a slice of fresh white bread in olive oil until golden brown to soak up any leftover garlic herb sauce on your plate!

When it comes to beverage pairing, opt for a full-bodied wine like Chardonnay or Pinot Noir for white wine enthusiasts, and Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon for red wine. This recipe is versatile enough that it can make either choice taste amazing!

Overall, serve this decadent creamy Philly garlic and herb salmon recipe with your favorite sides to make your meal perfect every time!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This salmon is sure to make anyone hooked on its creamy and herb-filled goodness!
This salmon is sure to make anyone hooked on its creamy and herb-filled goodness!

Planning ahead is a key ingredient to any successful party, and this creamy Philly garlic and herb salmon recipe is no exception. Luckily, this dish can be easily made ahead of time to save you time on the day of the event.

To prepare in advance, cover the baked salmon with plastic wrap or aluminum foil while it’s still hot and refrigerate for up to 3 days. When ready to reheat, place it uncovered in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. This will allow the creamy garlic herb sauce to heat up without getting too bubbly.

If you have leftover fillets, they can also be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. To reheat, either place them in a microwave-safe dish covered with a lid or plastic wrap and heat on high for 1-2 minutes or until warmed through, or reheat them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes. You may need to add a little extra sauce to prevent the salmon from drying out.

For best results, avoid freezing already cooked salmon as this may affect its texture once thawed. However, if you must freeze it, we recommend freezing the baked salmon without the sauce and then making fresh garlic herb cream when you’re ready to reheat.

Overall, this easy-to-assemble dish can make last-minute hosts look like culinary wizards without all the fuss. With just a few simple steps and some basic ingredients required, you can whip up an impressive dish that will keep your guests asking for seconds and beyond!

Tips for Perfect Results

 You won't find a better salmon dish than this Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon!
You won’t find a better salmon dish than this Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon!

Now that you have all the ingredients and tools you need for this creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon Recipe, I want to offer some tips for perfect results. With these tips in mind, your salmon will come out perfectly cooked and incredibly flavorful.

1. Don’t Overcook the Salmon

The most important tip for cooking salmon is to not overcook it. Overcooked salmon is dry and loses its flavor. The key to perfect salmon is knowing when it’s done. Cook until the flesh flakes easily with a fork and is opaque all the way through, but still moist.

2. Season Generously

Seasoning your salmon is crucial for an explosion of flavor. Be sure to use enough salt and pepper on both sides of the fish. You should also generously sprinkle garlic herb seasoning over each fillet, plus some additional fresh herbs like chives or parsley to elevate the dish even further.

3. Use Fresh Herbs

While dried herbs work great in many dishes, using them in this recipe will not provide the same punch of flavor as fresh herbs would do. Chopped chives or parsley will give a pop of color and freshness to both the roasted new potatoes and baked salmon.

4. Add Lemon Zest

Adding lemon zest adds a bright note to this dish, which balances perfectly with the rich cream cheese sauce. Be sure to top off your fish with grated lemon zest right before serving.

5. Let Cream Cheese Come to Room Temperature

Cold cream cheese will make incorporating it into your sauce difficult and may result in lumps which makes your sauce unevenly textured. Allow the cream cheese to sit at room temperature until soft or try heating it in a microwave before adding it to your recipe to ensure that you mix it smoothly.

6. Pair with Wines Wisely

Pairing wine can also be important when cooking elegant meals, including fish dishes such as our Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon Recipe. Pinot grigio, chardonnay or sauvignon blanc are all good options for pairing with this creamy fish dish.

Take these tips into consideration to ensure that your dish tastes just right, so that you can enjoy making and eating every last bite of our delicious Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon Recipe!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this creamy Philly garlic and herb salmon recipe is one of my ultimate favorites. It is easy to make, has a mouth-watering creamy herb topping, and pairs well with most side dishes. Plus, it can be stored and reheated easily for a quick meal anytime. Whether you are hosting a dinner party or preparing a family meal, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings.

So why not give this recipe a try? With its luxurious cream sauce infused with garlic and herbs, you won’t be disappointed! It’s perfect for a date night in or for impressing your guests at the next dinner party. Trust me; it will be a hit!

Thank you for following along with this recipe article. I hope you found it enjoyable and informative. Happy cooking!

Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon

Creamy Philly Garlic and Herb Salmon Recipe

Great easy midweek meal.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 516.4 kcal


  • 2 ounces white bread, sliced
  • 1 lemon, zest of
  • 4 teaspoons chives, chopped
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 3 1/2 ounces philadelphia light spreadable cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 7 ounces mixed salad greens
  • 1 1/4 lbs new potatoes


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F Place the bread in a food processor and blend into fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the chives and lemon zest.
  • Spread the salmon fillets with a thick layer of Philly and place on a lightly oiled baking tray. Top with the flavoured breadcrumbs, lightly pressing them into the Philadelphia. Roast in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until cooked.
  • Meanwhile, cook the new potatoes in boiling water until tender. Serve with the salmon, salad leaves and slices of lemon (if desired).

Your Own Notes


Serving: 475gCalories: 516.4kcalCarbohydrates: 32.1gProtein: 67.4gFat: 11.6gSaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 165.4mgSodium: 318.9mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 1.7g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Easy, European, Savory
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