Salmon in Lemon-Dill Sauce


This combination of salmon, dill, lemon, and cream provides a perfect dish that everyone will love. Goes well with fresh steamed asparagus and new potatoes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (5 ounce) salmon fillets

  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon dried dill weed

  • ¾ teaspoon lemon pepper

  • 10 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 5 tablespoons white wine, divided

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ teaspoon dill weed

  • 1 teaspoon parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • salt and white pepper to taste


  1. Place salmon in a shallow dish, and rub with 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Season with dill weed and lemon pepper. Cover, and allow to stand 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and saute shallot 2 minutes, until tender. Mix in remaining lemon juice, vinegar, and 1/4 cup wine. Simmer until reduced by at least 1/2. Stir in cream and milk. Season with dill, parsley, thyme, salt, and white pepper. Cook and stir until thickened. Whisk in 1/4 cup butter. Set aside and keep warm.

  3. Heat remaining 1/4 cup butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place salmon in the skillet, skin side up, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until seared. Set salmon aside. Deglaze the skillet with remaining 1 tablespoon wine, then mix in the cream sauce. Return salmon to the skillet, and cook 8 minutes in the sauce, or until easily flaked with a fork. Serve with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

668 Calories
54g Fat
7g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 668
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54g 69%
Saturated Fat 28g 141%
Cholesterol 212mg 71%
Sodium 392mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 739mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.