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Grilled Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe

“With its rich, fresh flavors, this fabulous recipe is perfect for an elegant meal or a family dinner,” says Chris Otis. “I’ll even use my grill in the middle of a cold New Canaan, Connecticut winter just to prepare it!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dill weed


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the ginger, cilantro, salt, pepper and cayenne; rub over fillets. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Place salmon skin side down on rack. Grill, covered, over high heat or broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 5-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with salmon. Yield: 6 servings (3/4 cup sauce).

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 235 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 455 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.