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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 is paired with a sour cream sauce infused with some lemon, fresh dill and a little bit of horseradish for some bite.

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. It’s a great, simple and fresh way of having salmon for dinner and even though it sounds pretty fancy, it’s surprisingly easy to make and only takes 20 minutes total.

The salmon is generously seasoned with lemon pepper seasoning and dotted with melted butter before it is baked. Then we serve it with a cream sauce made with sour cream, mayonnaise, a drizzle of lemon juice, fresh dill and a touch of horseradish cream.

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 are plenty of options to enjoy this fresh take on salmon.

It’s a great answer to a quick and easy weeknight dinner or an impromptu date night. Serve it with some greens like green beans, broccoli, or asparagus. Let’s start cooking.

SALMON IN CREAMY DILL SAUCE RECIPE TIPS

Salmon – Use either fresh or frozen salmon at about 5-8 oz. each. Cook the salmon until internal temperature reaches 145˚F with a meat thermometer. 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.

Baking sheet – I used a baking sheet to make this but you can also do it in a casserole dish or oven-safe skillet. If you don’t feel like heating up the whole house, you can also pan-fry it over the stovetop.

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.

Sour cream – You can substitute sour cream with plain Greek yogurt for a lighter, healthier dill sauce.

Dill sauce – If the sauce is too thick for your liking, thin it out with a couple of teaspoons of milk until you get the consistency you want.

Serve with – Balance out the meal with some greens like green beans, broccoli, or asparagus. You can also pair it with a side of potatoes like creamy mashed potatoes, potatoes au gratin, or cauliflower au gratin.

And that’s about it. Enjoy this fresh take on salmon with a chilled dill sauce that will compliment the strong flavor of salmon perfectly. Happy eating!

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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
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

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


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 lb. salmon fillets (5-8 oz. each)
  • 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 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

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

Notes

Scroll up for useful recipe tips, suggestions and substitutions.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins

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