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Moist Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe
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Moist Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe

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This lovely moist salmon topped with a mild and creamy dill sauce can be ready in minutes. And because it’s cooked in packets on the grill, cleanup is fast too, says Mary Relyea of Canastota, New York.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with about 3 tablespoons sauce equals 238 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 213 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. Place each salmon fillet on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square). Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon dill and pepper. Fold foil around salmon and seal tightly.
  2. Grill, covered, over high heat for 5-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, broth, milk, mustard, lemon juice and remaining dill. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Open foil packets carefully to allow steam to escape. Serve salmon with dill sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Salmon with Dill Sauce in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p57

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"Easy and good."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"I baked my foil packets in a 450 degree oven for 12 minutes. Very moist. The fresh dill sauce is really good."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"awesome, easy sauce. Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"I love both salmon and dill so it should be good. "

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"YUM. Made the sauce with Tilapia, worked very well there too."

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