Roasted Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce

Salmon with dill sauce
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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This elegant dish features the classic pairing of dill sauce and salmon and is remarkably easy to make. Lemon juice gives the dish a bit of acidic tartness, and it can be made with either plain or Greek-style yogurt for a more richly textured sauce, which works equally well on high-end Pacific king salmon as it does on sockeye, pink or Atlantic salmon.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet, skin, removed, cut into 6-ounce portions if desired
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Pinch sea salt
  • pinch Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces plain yogurt (Greek-style yogurt works well)
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Lightly oil a roasting pan, or line a heavy baking sheet with foil.
  3. Add the salmon to the prepared pan, and season with the tablespoon of lemon juice, a pinch of sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Roast the salmon in the preheated oven just until it is opaque in the center, about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish.
  5. While the salmon is roasting, make the sauce: Whisk together the yogurt, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, dill, and garlic.
  1. Serve with the salmon.