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Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

There's nothing like fresh salmon, and my mom bakes it just right so it nearly melts in your mouth. The sour cream dill sauce is subtly seasoned with horseradish so that it doesn't overpower the delicate salmon flavor. —Susan Emery, Everett, Washington

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 15x10x1-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 3-5 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the sauce ingredients until smooth. Serve with salmon.

Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce Tips

What condiment goes well with salmon?

Salmon pairs well with dill sauce (like in this recipe), as well as with sauces involving fresh herbs, lemon, honey, garlic, soy sauce, mustard and Cajun flavors. Check out our other top salmon recipes.

What vegetables go well with salmon?

Salmon goes well with many vegetables like roasted asparagus and maple-glazed Brussels sprouts.

How can you tell when salmon is finished cooking?

You can tell salmon is finished cooking when it flakes easily with a fork and its flesh is opaque. Learn more about cooking salmon.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked salmon with about 2 tablespoons sauce: 418 calories, 33g fat (11g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 643mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein.