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Salmon in Creamy Dill Sauce

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for salmon in creamy dill sauce perfect for two. Seasoned baked salmon paired with a sour cream sauce infused with lemon, a little bit of horseradish for some bite and some fresh dill.

A quick and easy recipe for salmon in creamy dill sauce for two. Seasoned baked salmon paired with a sour cream sauce infused with lemon and fresh dill.

Today we’ll be trying out some baked salmon in creamy dill sauce. This one’s good for a meal for two but feel free to double it if you have more to feed. Even though it sounds pretty fancy, it’s surprisingly easy to make. Liberally seasoned salmon in lemon pepper seasoning and butter is baked then paired with a sour cream sauce infused with lemon juice, a teensy bit of horseradish cream and fresh dill.

A quick and easy recipe for salmon in creamy dill sauce for two. Seasoned baked salmon paired with a sour cream sauce infused with lemon and fresh dill.

The sauce can be thick or thin, depending on how you prefer it and you can also opt to pan-sear the salmon as well. And for those that want to stay healthy with the baked option, you can leave out the butter and substitute the sour cream in the sauce with some greek yogurt. There’s plenty of options!

Let’s get started.

First we season both sides of the salmon fillets in lemon pepper seasoning, onion salt and some melted butter. Place it in a tin foil wrapped baking tray and let it bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon.

The standard rule of thumb is to cook for 10 minutes per inch of thickness which is measured from the salmon’s thickest point. Ideally, the salmon is perfectly cooked when it flakes easily with a fork.

A quick and easy recipe for salmon in creamy dill sauce for two. Seasoned baked salmon paired with a sour cream sauce infused with lemon and fresh dill.

While that’s baking, we’ll make the sauce. Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, horseradish cream, lemon juice, fresh dill, garlic salt and pepper to taste and mix to form a smooth, thick sauce. If you prefer your sauce thinner, just add a couple teaspoons of milk till you get it to the consistency you want. For this recipe, I decided to go with the sauce as is. Another thing to note is if you prefer a low fat option, you can try substituting sour cream with greek yogurt.

If you want something to do with the horseradish cream you have leftover, try out this slow cooker French Dip sandwich recipe.

Once the salmon is cooked, serve it with the dill sauce and you’re done!

Happy eats!

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A quick and easy recipe for salmon in creamy dill sauce for two. Seasoned baked salmon paired with a sour cream sauce infused with lemon and fresh dill.

Salmon in Creamy Dill Sauce


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Dill Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream style horseradish, add as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoons fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Line a baking pan with foil and grease lightly
  2. Season both sides of salmon with lemon pepper seasoning and onion salt
  3. Place salmon on baking pan and dot with melted butter
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon
  5. Combine sauce ingredients and mix until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve
  6. Dish and serve hot with chilled dill sauce

Notes

Baking time will vary depending on how thick your fillet is. The standard rule of thumb is to cook for 10 minutes per inch of thickness which is measured from the salmon’s thickest point.

If you prefer a thinner sauce, add a few teaspoons of milk.

Substitute greek yogurt for sour cream for low fat option

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