Savoury Salmon With Dill Sauce

Savoury Salmon With Dill Sauce shown served with rice and snap peas
Savoury Salmon With Dill Sauce 2019/01/24

Savoury Salmon With Dill Sauce is simply sensational. It’s one of those classic dishes that never seem to fall from favour. There are many different ways to cook salmon (like our standby recipe for Salmon Teriyaki), and this is another way that you’ll want to add to your repertoire. There’s just something about the simplicity of this dish that feels like going home.

Salmon With Dill Sauce is not a dish we make often, but certainly one that we always thoroughly enjoy. The sour cream in the dill sauce compliments the succulence of salmon so well. That’s one of the reasons why sauces were created in the first place. Bringing elements together in the kitchen to strike a balance between flavours is such a big part of cooking and the pleasure of indulging. It’s often our goal in the kitchen to create something special that heightens our culinary enjoyment. The acidity of the dill sauce against the delicate nature of a salmon fillet strikes that balance beautifully.

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A Little Bit Of Family History:

Vicki’s parents were former residents of British Columbia and she still has relatives living on the west coast of this great nation. And, we were very fortunate to have visited them last December. Their terrific hospitality included sending us home with a cooler of wild Sockeye salmon and halibut. Vicki’s relatives have long been in the fishing industry and luckily for us, one of them is still an active fisherman. As a result, our good fortune saw us bring home salmon that was freshly frozen after being caught. With no middle man and no doubt about the salmon’s origin, we knew we were in for a fantastic feast.

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For This Recipe:

For this recipe, we chose a skin-on fillet perfectly sized for the two of us weighing in at just over 11 ounces (320 g). This was an ideal size to portion into halves and a fantastic reason to make salmon with dill sauce!

Makes 2 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 salmon fillets, about 5.5 oz (156 g) each
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Dill Sauce:

  • 1 heaping tsp fresh dill, finely chopped (plus a few sprigs for garnishing)
  • 2 heaping tbsp light sour cream (1% fat)
  • 1 heaping tsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp milk
  • Pinch of Kosher sea salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground pepper
Primary Ingredients For The Dill Sauce on counter
Primary Ingredients For The Dill Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • In a small bowl, mix the ingredients for the dill sauce until combined.
Dill sauce ready to serve shown in bowl with spoon
Dill sauce ready to serve
  • Add 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to a non-stick skillet and set to medium-high heat.
Salmon fillets on cutting board
Salmon fillets
  • Pat salmon fillets with a paper towel to dry.
Salmon fillets in frying pan with olive oil
Salmon fillets in the frying pan
  • Add the salmon fillets skin side down to the hot skillet; season to taste; fry for about 5 minutes or until done.
Salmon With Dill Sauce Garnished With Fresh Dill Sprigs, sugar snap peas, rice
Salmon With Dill Sauce Garnished With Fresh Dill Sprigs

Serve with sides like Basmati rice & lentils plus sugar snap peas–enjoy!

NOTE: 

Since salmon can be eaten rare, it’s best to monitor it closely to prevent overcooked, dry salmon.

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Savoury Salmon With Dill Sauce

Savoury Salmon With Dill Sauce is simply sensational. It’s one of those classic dishes that never seem to fall from favour. There are many different ways to cook salmon (like our standby recipe for Salmon Teriyaki), and this is another way that you’ll want to add to your repertoire.

Makes 2 Servings

  • Author: Bill Wilkat

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets, about 5.5 oz (156 g) each
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Dill Sauce:

  • 1 heaping tsp fresh dill, finely chopped (plus a few sprigs for garnishing)
  • 2 heaping tbsp light sour cream (1% fat)
  • 1 heaping tsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp milk
  • Pinch of Kosher sea salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix the ingredients for the dill sauce until combined.
  • Add 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to a non-stick skillet and set to medium-high heat.
  • Pat salmon fillets with a paper towel to dry.
  • Add the salmon fillets skin side down to the hot skillet; season to taste; fry for about 5 minutes or until done.

Notes

Since salmon can be eaten rare, it’s best to monitor it closely to prevent overcooked, dry salmon.

Keywords: Sockeye, salmon, dill sauce

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