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
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 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.
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 May. 5, 2016

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

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"Loved this mild sauce... Very good"

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

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

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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."

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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

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

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