Dill is an aromatic herb which is used in various side dishes and for preparing pickles and sauces. The aroma and the unique taste of the herb make it a popular choice as a topping for salmon. Dill sauce recipes for salmon vary from region to region. For example, some prefer a plain but creamy dill sauce whereas some like to add different kinds of herbs and veggies to it. Let's have a look at some diverse recipes for preparing this sauce.
Dill Sauce for Grilled Salmon
- Salmon steaks (1" thick), 6 (10 oz. each)
- Large cucumber, 1 (seeded, grated, and well-drained)
- Sour cream, ¾ cup
- Lemon juice, 2 tbsp.
- Chives (chopped), 1 tsp.
- Dill, 1 tsp.
- Salt, ¼ tsp.
- Paprika, ⅛ tsp.
- Firstly, grill the salmon for about 5 minutes on each side and set aside.
- Now, take a large bowl and add all the above ingredients in it and mix well.
- Your dill sauce for grilled salmon is done!
- Serve this dill sauce along with green pepper and tomato sauce.
Lemon Dill Sauce for Salmon Fillets
- Salmon fillets, 4 (5 ounce)
- Shallot (minced), 1
- Milk, ½ cup
- Heavy cream, ½ cup
- Butter (divided), 10 tbsp.
- White wine (divided), 5 tbsp.
- Fresh lemon juice (divided), 5 tbsp.
- White wine vinegar, 1 tbsp.
- Dried thyme, 1 tsp.
- Parsley, 1 tsp.
- Dried dill weed, ¾ tsp.
- Lemon pepper, ¾ tsp.
- Dill weed, ½ tsp.
- Salt and white pepper to taste
- Place the salmon in a shallow dish and pour the lemon juice on it.
- Apply the juice thoroughly to the fish and season with lemon pepper and weed.
- Cover and let it stand for at least 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and sauté the shallot for about 2 minutes until tender.
- Add in ¼ cup wine, lemon juice, and vinegar.
- Simmer until reduced by half and then add milk along with the cream.
- Season with white pepper, dill, thyme, parsley, and salt and cook further until thickened.
- When thickened to a desired consistency, whisk in only ¼ cup butter and set aside.
- Now, melt the remaining butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- Cook the salmon, skin side up, for about 1 - 2 minutes in the melted butter and set aside.
- Add the remaining wine to the skillet along with the cream sauce.
- Again, place the salmon on the skillet and cook for about 8 minutes.
- Serve hot with the sauce!
Mustard Dill Sauce for Baked Salmon
- Salmon fillets (center cut) with skin, 1½ lb.
- Sour cream, 1 cup
- Chopped fresh dill, ⅓ cup
- Finely chopped onions, 3 tbsp.
- Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp.
- Minced garlic, 2 tsp.
- Salt and pepper
- Take a small bowl and whisk fresh dill, sour cram, onions, and Dijon mustard in it.
- Season with pepper and salt to taste and blend well.
- Let it stand for at least 1 hour at room temperature.
- Meanwhile, grease a baking sheet and place the salmon on it (skin side down).
- Season with salt, pepper, and garlic and also spread ⅓ cup of sauce on it.
- Bake for about 20 minutes at 400ºF.
- Serve with the remaining sauce.
You can try any of the above-given recipes as per your preference. You can also make some changes in these recipes; however, do follow the basic recipe.