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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 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."

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."

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!"

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

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

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."

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