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Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe

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Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce: A Delectable Seafood Delight

Introduction

Salmon, with its rich flavor and tender, flaky texture, is a favorite among seafood enthusiasts. When paired with a creamy dill sauce, it becomes a culinary masterpiece that’s both elegant and easy to prepare. In this article, we’ll guide you through a delightful recipe for baked salmon with dill sauce that’s perfect for any occasion. Get ready to elevate your seafood game and impress your guests.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

Before you start cooking, make sure you have all the ingredients ready for both the salmon and the dill sauce:

For the Baked Salmon:

  • 4 salmon fillets (6-8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced (for garnish)
  • Fresh dill sprigs (for garnish)

For the Dill Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

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Let’s dive into the step-by-step process of creating this delightful baked salmon with dill sauce:

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Step 2: Prepare the Salmon

  1. Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over the salmon fillets and season them with salt and black pepper to taste.

Step 3: Bake the Salmon

  1. Bake the salmon in the preheated oven for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your salmon fillets, so keep an eye on them.

Step 4: Prepare the Dill Sauce

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While the salmon is baking, let’s prepare the creamy dill sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped fresh dill, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until the sauce is well combined. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your preference.

Step 5: Serve and Garnish

  1. Once the salmon is done baking, remove it from the oven.
  2. Plate each salmon fillet, drizzle with the creamy dill sauce, and garnish with lemon slices and fresh dill sprigs.

Conclusion

Baked salmon with dill sauce is a delightful dish that marries the flavors of succulent salmon with the bright, refreshing taste of dill. It’s an excellent choice for a special dinner or a simple weeknight meal. Whether you’re an experienced chef or just getting started in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to impress.

Serve your baked salmon with dill sauce alongside your favorite sides, such as steamed asparagus, roasted potatoes, or a fresh garden salad. The combination of flavors and textures will make every bite a memorable one.

So, go ahead and try your hand at this exquisite dish. Your taste buds will thank you for the culinary delight that is baked salmon with dill sauce.

Discover the joy of preparing and savoring this delectable seafood masterpiece. Enjoy your meal!

Source: carlsbadcravings.com

Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe

Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Salmon, with its rich flavor and tender, flaky texture, is a favorite among seafood enthusiasts. When paired with a creamy dill sauce, it becomes a culinary masterpiece that's both elegant and easy to prepare. In this article, we'll guide you through a delightful recipe for baked salmon with dill sauce that's perfect for any occasion. Get ready to elevate your seafood game and impress your guests.

Ingredients

SALMON

  • 4 (6 oz.) wild salmon fish fillets OR 1 wild Alaskan salmon fillet
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp EACH lemon pepper, dried oregano, garlic powder, sugar, salt

DILL SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt nonfat works great
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise nonfat works great
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1 minced garlic clove or ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp EACH dried oregano, dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

GREEK SALSA (OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED)

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons kalamata olives (or regular) halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2-3 tablespoons crumbled feta
  • ½ -1 jalapeno, seeded, deveined, minced or a pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/2 TBS EACH olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Whisk the olive oil, balsamic, lemon juice and seasonings listed under “salmon” together in a 9×13 baking dish (or large piece of foil with sides folded up on a baking sheet if using a large fillet). Add salmon and turn to coat (I drag the salmon across the dish to coat thoroughly). Brush any remaining wet rub onto the salmon. Line salmon in a single layer and let sit at room temperature while you prepare your Dill Sauce and Salsa, up to 30 minutes at room temperature.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • For the Dill Sauce, whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate.

  • For the Salsa, combine all of the ingredient in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate.

  • Bake salmon at 400 degrees F for approximately 12-15 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork (cooking time may vary depending on thickness of salmon).

  • Serve salmon with Dill Sauce, Salsa and fabulous with extra freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Notes

  • To store: Store leftover salmon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. The dill sauce can be stored separately for up to five days.  You can enjoy the baked salmon with dill sauce warm or cold in salads, rice bowls, sandwich, wraps etc. 
  • To freeze:  You may freeze the salmon but the dill sauce should not be frozen because it will become an unpleasant texture when thawed. To freeze the salmon, let it cool to room temperature, then flash freeze by lining the fillets on a baking sheet without touching; freeze for 1 hour. Transfer the fillets to a freezer size, bag, squeeze out excess air to preserve freezer burn, and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat from the fridge: You can gently reheat the salmon in a nonstick skillet, covered, or in the microwave at 30-second intervals. You can also warm in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 275 degrees F, until it reaches an internal temperature of 125°F to 130°F. Take care not to overcook the salmon or it will become dry. 
  • To reheat from frozen: Thaw salmon in the refrigerator overnight then reheat per any of the above methods.   

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 4
Amount Per ServingCalories 1411Total Fat 91gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 67gCholesterol 335mgSodium 2445mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 6gSugar 21gProtein 108g

The information contained herein is subject to change.

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