Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce

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Giselle Gonzalez

By
@chefgi

This is a wonderful fish dish just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

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This simple salmon recipe is easy to prepare yet it's bursting with so much flavor. Fresh and tangy, the lemon dill sauce adds so much zing to the dish. Once cooked, the salmon is warm and flaky. After trying, you'll find yourself making this salmon again and again. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1
    wild caught salmon fillet or whole salmon 2 lbs.
  • 2
    lemons
  • 1/2
    fresh dill
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp
    fresh unsalted butter
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Add the olive oil to your pan. I love using cast iron for this dish. It can go from stove top to oven. Bring it up to heat.
  2. When the pan is heated lay the fish skin side down. The salt and pepper will create the crispiness on the skin. When you see the flesh becoming opaque and you see the skin curling on the sides it's time to turn it.
  3. Cook other side to your liking. Remember if you like your salmon medium rare, remove when the middle is just about warmed through the residual heat will cook it to perfection.
  4. Add the butter, the juice of the one lemon, and minced the dill. Heat it through then spoon over the fish. Thinly slice the remaining lemon. You can lay on the side this gives it a wonderful aroma. This can be served with some creamy warm Colcannon. Enjoy!

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About Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Healthy




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