This is honestly the best salmon you will ever taste! Lemony dill salmon fillets steamed to perfection in tin foil pouches accompanied by homemade tartar sauce! Quick. Simple. Delicious.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
50 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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Tartar Sauce:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add potatoes and green beans, cover, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Brush the shiny side of 2 large pieces of aluminum foil with 1 teaspoon olive oil each. Place salmon skin-side down in the center. Brush remaining olive oil and garlic over salmon. Sprinkle dill on top. Divide lemon slices over salmon; squeeze 1/2 lemon on top. Season with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/3 teaspoon salt.

  • Cover salmon with 2 pieces of aluminum foil, shiny-side down. Roll aluminum foil inwards on all sides to create a pouch. Transfer pouches to a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until salmon flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Mix mayonnaise and capers together in a small bowl to make a tartar sauce. Stir in juice from 1 lemon, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  • Serve steamed potatoes, green beans, and tartar sauce alongside salmon.

Cook's Note:

Substitute 2 finely chopped dill pickles or 2 1/2 teaspoons green relish for the capers if desired. If using relish, mix in some chopped dill.

Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 17.5g; carbohydrates 14.4g; fat 18g; cholesterol 40mg; sodium 537.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2018
Very tasty! I found this recipe in time to make supper. I didn't have a lemon lemon juice or fresh dill so I substituted 10 drops of lemon essential oil and dried dill. I'll plan ahead next time so my family and I can fully enjoy the recipe. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2018
Very tasty! I found this recipe in time to make supper. I didn't have a lemon lemon juice or fresh dill so I substituted 10 drops of lemon essential oil and dried dill. I'll plan ahead next time so my family and I can fully enjoy the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2016
Easy and delicious this is a perfect meal. I didn't use the tartar sauce though. The salmon and veggies are so tasty on their own. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2019
Delicious!! I followed the recipe to a T, soooo good!! I felt like it was a little undercooked after the 14 mins - so I pan-fried it for a couple more. (I may just be a wuss when it comes to my food! Haha). Hubby loved it, too! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2019
The temperature of 325 degrees is much too low for 12 minutes. The salmon was still raw at that temperature after 20 minutes. I opened my cookbook and found it to say 450 degrees. It cooked beautifully at 450, and it is wonderfully moist from the foil pouch, oil, and lemon. I will make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2020
Very flavorful and easy. Read More