Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lemon Salmon with Dill Sauce

My husband and I both love salmon.  However, we disagree on how we like it prepared, his favorite is Honey Mustard Salmon which I will get around to posting someday.  Mine is Brown Sugar Salmon.  The kids like both, but have yet to be enthusiastic about either.  Well folks, today this all changes, everyone in the family now claims this as their favorite salmon recipe.  My kids could not stop talking about it!  Hours after dinner my eight year-old told me, " Mom, that fish was so good, I love it."  Everyone gobbled it up and we were sad that there wasn't more.  Trust me on this one, this fish will be a hit at your house too!

Lemon Salmon with Dill Sauce
Adapted from: Taste of Home
Yields: 4-6 servings
Time: About 45 minutes
Print Recipe

1 salmon fillet (about 2 pounds)
1 1/2 t Lemon-pepper seasoning
1 t onion salt
1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
1 lemon cut into slices
1/4 C butter cut into small chunks

1/3 C sour cream
1/3 C mayo
1 T finely chopped green onion
1 t lemon juice
1 t dill weed
1/4 t garlic salt
pepper to taste

Combine the sauce ingredients until smooth. Chill for up to two days in advance or at least two hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line a 15x10 inch baking sheet with heavy duty foil, make sure you leave extra on the edges, as you will be wrapping the salmon, grease foil 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 and seal tightly.

Bake for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, before broiling

Open foil and push the onions and lemon off to the side, so the salmon can get nice and brown, put back in the oven and broil 6-8 inches away from the heat for about 15 minutes or until the fish has browned slightly and flakes easily with a fork.

Serve with dill sauce.


  1. Looks SOOO delicious!!

  2. I AGREE!! This is a MUST TRY! :)