This creamy dill sauce for salmon takes only five minutes to make, with rich, bright flavors thanks to the inclusion of lemon juice and fresh dill. It’s great with pretty much any seafood.
Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce For Salmon
Salmon’s naturally buttery, mild flavor profile is practically begging to be served alongside a herby, tasty sauce. Plenty of people love to serve salmon with a green herb-based sauce, like pesto or a chimichurri. A simple squeeze of lemon juice and a glass of white wine can really take your salmon dinner to the next level. In this instance, we’re taking the natural lemony herby flavors of dill and using it to create a sauce that’s pretty much guaranteed to lift your salmon game. This sauce is nice and versatile, but it tastes as if it was made to be served on top of a perfectly cooked slice of tender, juicy salmon.
Because salmon, like a lot of other seafood, cooks so quickly and easily, you don’t want to spend a long time stirring and checking on your sauces or garnishes. That’s why this creamy dill sauce is ready in only five minutes, and requires only that you combine your ingredients into the beautiful sauce. The combo of savory flavors and creamy texture is really fantastic in this recipe. This really easy sauce perfectly fits the bill for the savory and creamy experience. It’s absolutely wonderful on a hot summer night when you want something light and satisfying.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- The ingredients are so simple!
- It only takes five minutes to make.
- This is super versatile and you can pair it with pretty much any seafood or poultry dish.
- The dill sauce is bright, creamy, and full of flavor.
How to Make Creamy Dill Sauce For Salmon
- The first thing to do is place all your ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Take a spoon and gently stir the mix until it’s well combined. Make sure to garnish with freshly cracked black pepper and dill sprigs.
- Pat salmon dry with paper towels. Brush with oil. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Air fry for 9-12 minutes at 400°F |205°C. The internal temperature in the thickest part should reach 145°F | 63°C.
- If you’re running low on sour cream for this recipe, you can use plain Greek yogurt instead. We recommend full fat yogurt for both the flavor and the fact that it’s really good for you!
- You can adjust your quantity of lemon juice depending on how much lemony flavor you like.
- This creamy sauce pairs perfectly with air fryer salmon or on salmon patties for a summery burger.
Fresh vs Dried Dill
The key flavor in this sauce is the dill itself. You can use either fresh or dried dill, depending on what you have. Which is better?
We find that fresh dill has a distinctive, unique flavor that’s pretty hard to replicate. It’s not always easy to get your hands on fresh dill, and it can be expensive to keep on buying dill fresh if you don’t have any in your garden. You can use a couple of tablespoons of dried dill instead of the fresh stuff if you need to and you’ll get similar results.
You can use a combination of fresh and dried dill for this sauce. Fresh dill is irresistibly light, citrusy, and herby. Dried dill has a darker, more complex flavor that will neatly fill out the overall flavor profile of this recipe.
How to Serve Your Creamy Dill Sauce
One of the coolest things about this dill sauce is how well it suits pretty much any variation of cooked salmon. There are plenty of different ways to prepare salmon, as this versatile fish is well suited to a variety of cooking techniques. Here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy salmon with dill sauce.
- Salmon cooked in the air fryer and drizzled with this dill sauce afterward is great.
- We love how easy it is to Pan Sear Salmon, then add this sauce when it’s serving time.
- Baked Salmon is really quick and easy, so you could try that if you’re short on time.
- Grilled salmon has a lot of flavor from the cooking method, and this dill sauce only highlights and lifts this flavor.
- Poached salmon is a pretty unique experience. Try it with this creamy dill sauce!
- Salmon Burgers with dill sauce is an awesome lunchtime treat!
Storage and Reheating
If you have leftovers, place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. We recommend to store any leftover sauce in a separate container.
We don’t recommend to freeze this creamy dill sauce, but you can freeze salmon. To do this, wrap each fillet in plastic wrap and place in an airtight and freezer-safe container.
Reheat on the stove or in your air fryer for the best results.
- The stovetop method: Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in your pan over medium high heat. Add the salmon and cook for about 4 minutes. Then, flip and cook further for 1 minute or until warmed through.
- Air fryer method: Preheat your air fryer to 350 °F|177 °C. Place the salmon in your air fryer basket, skin side down. Cook 3-5 minutes or until warmed though.
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