Save on Pinterest

Poached Salmon and Dill Sauce

"This salmon recipe is so easy, and people often tell me it's the best-tasting salmon they've ever had," says field editor Kathleen Jones of Newberg, Oregon. "The fish is moist and tender, and the dill sauce is a delightful complement."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 4 whole peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 salmon fillet (1 pound), cut into 4 pieces


  • For dill sauce, combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, dill, onion, and basil in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Place 2 in. of water, peppercorns and bay leaf in a large skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add salmon. Cook, uncovered, for 4-8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove with a slotted spoon. Discard bay leaf. Serve fish with dill sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 230 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • katlaydee3
    Feb 14, 2018

    I did not care for this at all. I did not like the salmon cooked this way and I did not like the sauce either.

  • JerseyGal262
    Apr 14, 2011

    This is a fantastic salmon recipe and quick and easy. The sauce is so tasty. I didn't have plain yogurt so substituted sour cream and it was still good. Dried dill and basil worked well too (amount adjusted) as fresh was out of season.