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Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

There's nothing like fresh salmon, and my mom bakes it just right so it nearly melts in your mouth. The sour cream sauce is subtly seasoned with dill and horseradish so that it doesn't overpower the delicate salmon flavor. —Susan Emery, Everett, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 salmon fillet (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 6 lemon slices
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • DILL SAUCE:
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 3/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Pepper to taste

Directions

  • 1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with heavy-duty foil; grease lightly. Place salmon skin side down on foil. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper and onion salt. Top with onion and lemon. Dot with butter. Fold foil around salmon; seal tightly,
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Open foil carefully, allowing steam to escape. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 8-12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • 3. Combine the sauce ingredients until smooth. Serve with salmon. Yield: 6 servings.

Reviews for Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 5, 2016

"This was great! No changes needed. Will make this again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"Loved this mild sauce... Very good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"This was the best ever salmon recipe I think I have made. The dill sauce was mouthwatering!!! Loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"This was so good! To lighten it up I only used a very small amount of butter and substituted fat free Greek yogurt for both the sour cream and mayo in the sauce. It was wonderful- will definitely be making again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"This dill sauce is so delicious, I could sit and eat it with a spoon. Just love it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"The salmon was moist and delicious! The dill sauce was incredible! I will definitely be making this again and again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"There is nothing that compares! Absolutely delicious sauce that can be eaten on anything you can think of! I paired the salmon with fried diced potatoes and cauliflower and my family was dipping everything in the sauce."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"Everyone loved this. A definite keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"I use 4 tablespoons of fresh dill that I chop up. I use a whole cup of the mayo."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"This Creamy Dill Sauce is SO incredible! I had been looking for a recipe that's close to Luby's tartar sauce. If this isn't the exact recipe, it's VERY close."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"This is the best salmon dish I've ever made and my husband even ate the leftovers. He loved it and is now requesting fish for dinner when he's normally a steak and potatoes kind of guy. The dill sauce made the dish. I went a little heavy on the dill, but it was fantastic. We will be making this a staple."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"The salmon turned out moist and and tender and I loved the dill sauce! I will make this many times again in the future."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"Most amazing salmon ever!. I cant have dill so i just didn't make the sauce but did the salmon part and oh my goodness my family loved it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

"i loved this recipe . It was exactly what I was craving."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"The salmon part of this recipe was good, however, the dill sauce was nothing spectacular. I have a better ToH recipe I'll use next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 16, 2014

"I tried this recipe and it was so good I made it again during the week. The dill sauce is perfection and the salmon was just so yummy. My new go-to recipe for salmon."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"I love this dill sauce! I leave out the horseradish (Hubby isn't so fond) and add about a tablespoon of pickle juice. For the salmon, I cut it in to smaller pieces, and make individual foil packets. I lay the fillets on a bed of fresh rosemary in the foil packet. I also substitute olive oil for the butter. The cook temp and time is exactly the same. It always comes out perfect and Hubby loves it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"I'd rate this a 10 if I could. It's a wonderful meal!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"I made this and it was great. My cooking skills are limited as I have waited so long to actually start cooking, but this was simple and easy and turned out very well."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"On my favorite recipe list. Easy to prepare and so delicious to eat. If your not a fan of cream sauces the fish is good on its own as well."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"This Salmon with Dill Sauce is the best and easiest one I have found. My hubby is a Fish eater and loves this recipe. Thanks for sharing"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"This was so easy to make and incredibly delicious! My husband was in heaven :-) definitely one of my new favorite recipes and I will be making it often!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"Great recipe, quick and delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"So easy and good."

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"Reviewing the dill sauce only. It was excellent, and the horseradish added a nice touch. Best one I have found yet."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"EXCELLENT. My first time ever rating a recipe. Made sauce exactly as written and doubled it the next time because it is so good with fish and also for fresh vegetables."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"Very easy and tasty way to make salmon. The dill sauce was fabulous. I didn't have any horseradish so used horseradish sauce. Goes great on baked potato too. No more bottled sauce for my family."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"Another winner. I have substituted plain fat free Greek Yogurt for the sour cream. It's just as good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"I made this for dinner for me and boyfriend who claims not to like salmon. He agreed to try it and we both loved it. I've always liked salmon but this is my new favorite way to prepare it because it was so easy and I loved the sauce! My boyfriend even ate the leftovers for lunch the next day."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"Very easy. Very moist and yummy. The dill sauce is a great touch too!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"Just made the dill sauce to serve with salmon cakes and asparagus. It was delicious on both! A definite keeper. NO need to adjust the recipe, perfect as is."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"delicious! added about 1/2 c grated cucumber to dill sauce.. so good. That hint of horseradish in sauce made it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"This is one of my rotation recipes. I've been making it for years. I always make extra and eat leftovers cold or slightly room temp."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"I loved the dill sauce! Love dill flavor and it was great with the salmon!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

"The dill sauce was very good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"It was fabulous. My family knew they didn't care for salmon until they tried it tonight. The fish was moist, flaky and tender. The sauce was excellent but the fish was just as fabulous without it. It was an extremely easy to make. I will make this again soon!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2012

"I love this recipe! It's very easy to make and has a terrific flavor. Great Combination of flavors."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"Substituted Plain Greek Yogurt for Sour Cream and LOVED the Dill Sauce. Will definitely use it again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2012

"Not enough stars available. This recipe is fantastic. I put the salmon on a piece of foil, skin side down on top shelf of bbq w/ salt, pepper and lemon. I make a foil packet of hickory chunks over a burner to get some nice smoke. Cook the salmon until done at about 300F. This gives the fish a nice light, subtle smokey taste.

I did reduce the mayo/sour cream ratio to about 2 mayo to 1 sour cream......not so tart. I added to taste a bit of black and white pepper as well as African Cayenne. Everyone who tried it agreed it was totally world class and begged for more. Truly spectacular recipe and Thank you Taste of Home for such a great offering."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 10, 2012

"I made this last night for a birthday dinner. It was absolutely delicious! Salmon is a favorite of mine and this just melted in my mouth and I loved the combined flavors. I thought it was better than what you could have gotten in a restaurant. I will definitely be making this again. Side Note: My side dishes were steamed asparagus and tri-colored potatoes"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"This was so easy and so good! I used limes instead of lemons and the fish and sauce was just wonderful."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"The fish was moist and delicious. My husband didn't like the onions on it, but I did! I didn't make the dill sauce, but it sounds awesome. The salmon was still great without it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

"This is a dish I have made again and again. My Dad loves it and uses left over sauce on other foods. The sauce, in my opinion, does not taste good on its own, but is absolutely delicious on the fish. I have to continue to give it a SIX star rating on this 1 to 5 scale. :-)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"salmon cooked to perfection with outstanding dill sauce a real winning recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"This was very good, but why does my kitchen always fill with smoke when I broil things? Am I supposed to leave the oven door shut? The food was not burning or anything, but I think next time I will broil it for less time because I don't like it when the smoke alarm goes off and I have to open the doors in spite of it being winter :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"My family absolutely loved this recipe! I will definitely make it often, very delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"Very good. Will make this again. Probably often."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"We have fresh dill in our garden, so I was looking for a recipe to use it in. This was great. I used more dill than the recipe calls for."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"I've been looking for a good salmon and dill recipe for quite a while and this is it. The fist is moist and delicious since it's steamed in a foil pouch. The sauce is just right! A keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"Delicious! I've made this more than once, and there are never any leftovers!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2010

"love it love it LOVE IT!!! you just can't go wrong with salmon here in the northwest but made with localy grown herbs and onions, and send hubby off to fish is the BEST!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"This recipe is easily halved for two people. My husband loved it! My oven has a broil setting of Hi or Lo and I chose Lo. It worked out just fine when left for about 10-12 minutes. This is definitely a keeper recipe. :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"AWESOME"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"Wow! So easy and quick... and a superb presentation. Made this for my husband for a Valentine's day dinner. Great flavors... the dill and horseradish in the sauce are fairly subtle but give the sauce a wonderful flavor, but aren't overpowering so you can taste every bit of the succulent salmon. We didn't have regular prepared horseradish on hand, so I used prepared wasabi horseradish instead. We'll be sure to try this again... maybe on the grill (Big Green Egg) brushed with butter and cooked on a fish grill with a tent of foil over it (instead of foil-wrapped, but I think still important to steam the lemon and onion a little) with alder chips for a little smoke flavor next time!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"very moist and flavorable. I used fresh dill and was delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"Love love love it! Great recipe easy and delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"I meant this to be a 5 star!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"Always a hit. A tried and true winner."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"I love salmon and am always looking for a really good salmon recipe. This was it. Easy to prepare, healthy, and full of flavor. The sauce is a delicious addition."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2008

"Incredibly good."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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