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Lemony Grilled Salmon Fillets with Dill Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings (3/4 cup sauce)

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
Grilled lemons add a smoky tartness to a butter sauce made to enjoy with grilled salmon. A touch of dill adds a fresh, clean finish. —April Lane, Greeneville, Tennessee
Lemony Grilled Salmon Fillets with Dill Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 medium lemons
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 3 lemon slices, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried chervil
  • Dash cayenne pepper


  1. Trim both ends from each lemon; cut lemons into thick slices. Grill salmon and lemon slices, covered, over high heat on an oiled grill rack or broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and lemons are lightly browned.
  2. For sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, water and lemon juice; add butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in quartered lemon slices and seasonings. Serve with salmon and grilled lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet with 3 tablespoons sauce: 320 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

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