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Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe
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Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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
  • 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


  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.
Originally published as Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce in Taste of Home February/March 2004, p35

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

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

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."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"Everyone loved this. A definite keeper!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

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

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."

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