Grilled lemons add a smoky tartness to a butter sauce made to enjoy with grilled salmon. A touch of dill adds a fresh, clean finish. Make sure to use fresh dill; it really makes a difference!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Grill salmon and thick lemon slices on hot grill until salmon flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

  • Stir water, lemon juice, and cornstarch together in a small saucepan to dissolve the cornstarch; add butter and place over medium heat. Cook and stir the mixture until boiling and thick, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir quartered lemon slices, dill, salt, chervil, and cayenne pepper into the sauce. Serve with the grilled salmon and grilled lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; protein 33.8g 68% DV; carbohydrates 4g 1% DV; fat 9.9g 15% DV; cholesterol 98.5mg 33% DV; sodium 288.9mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2017
My husband and I both really loved this! I gave it 4 stars because I did make a change based on preference. I added a Tbsp. of honey to the sauce after removing it from the heat to make the taste a little less bitter. I'm glad I made the change! Also I didn't have any lemons so I skipped on that as well. In the end it turned out great and will go down as one of my favorite salmon dishes! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2017
My husband and I both really loved this! I gave it 4 stars because I did make a change based on preference. I added a Tbsp. of honey to the sauce after removing it from the heat to make the taste a little less bitter. I'm glad I made the change! Also I didn't have any lemons so I skipped on that as well. In the end it turned out great and will go down as one of my favorite salmon dishes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2016
I'm supposing that if you are considering making this recipe that you like those ingredients for the sauce. In that case, I highly recommend that you double it because it is just that good! It can be made ahead, leaving you plenty of time for any other tasks you have before serving dinner. The only change I made was to use a touch of tarragon in place of the chervil called for because I don't normally have that. We really loved the quartered lemon that went into the sauce, so don't skimp on that! Thank you so much! I want to have this again this week! That says it all, I believe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2019
I had to cook this fillet about 4 min longer than the recipe called for. This is the second time I cooked a similar sized fillet. The first time, I stopped at five and it was almost like eating sushi. The lemon dill sauce needs lots of dill. Probably like 3 Tbsp. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2018
I'm a big fan of lemon and dill on salmon my BF not so much. I used a bit of tarragon as I didn't have the chervil and I wish I had used a bit more cornstarch or less water as I felt the sauce was too thin. My BF like the grilled lemon but not the lemon slices in the sauce as he felt it too lemon forward. Read More