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Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon Recipe

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Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon Recipe


Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon is a delightful dish that combines the rich flavors of salmon with the bright zest of lemon and the freshness of dill. Here’s a simple recipe to make it:

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  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • Lemon slices and additional dill for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Season Salmon: Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Sear Salmon: In a large oven-safe skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the salmon fillets skin-side down and sear for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Flip the fillets and sear for another 2 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Make Creamy Sauce: In the same skillet over medium heat, add minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant. Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes to reduce slightly. Then, stir in the heavy cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, and chopped dill. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Serve: Once the salmon is cooked, remove it from the oven. Serve the salmon fillets on plates and spoon the creamy lemon dill sauce over the top. Garnish with lemon slices and additional dill if desired.
  6. Enjoy: Serve the Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon hot with your favorite sides, such as steamed vegetables, rice, or roasted potatoes.

This dish is perfect for a special dinner or a weeknight meal when you want something flavorful and elegant. Enjoy!

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Source: kennascooks.com

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Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon Recipe

Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon Recipe

Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon is a delightful dish that combines the rich flavors of salmon with the bright zest of lemon and the freshness of dill.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes


  • 1 fillet of salmon
  • 1 tbsp of your favourite seasoning blend
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup white wine (dry)
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • handful fresh dill
  • lemon zest (for topping)


    Begin by preparing your salmon. Slice into even portions (I made 4) and leave the skin on (it's easiest to remove the skin after cooking). Season each piece with your prefered seasoning blend and some four to help crisp.

To a well oiled pan on medium heat add the salmon skin side up. Cook for a few minutes before flipping the skin side down. Cook another few minutes until salmon is cooked through. Remove and set aside or place in an oven on keep warm.

Next mince your garlic finely. In the same pan add the butter on medium/low heat. Once melted add the minced garlic. Cook for a minute before adding the flour and mix well to form a paste (roux). Make sure not to burn the garlic.

Add the wine to the pan. The wine should bubble and steam which will burn off the alcohol. Mix well until the mixture has thickened again.

Next add the chicken stock. Mix well again until it has come together and thickened.

Add the heavy cream and bring to a low simmer while stirring frequently. At this point the sauce should be thick and mixed well.

Next add the dijon mustard, lemon juice, and dill with the heat turned off. Mix well. Taste test here and add salt and pepper if needed.

Add the salmon back to the sauce and top with more fresh dill and some lemon zest. Serve with rice, pasta, potatoes, or any other favourite side and enjoy!


You can omit the wine just replace with more chicken stock!

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