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These sauce for salmon ideas are the best ways to dress up your fish! Try dill sauce, chimichurri, miso sauce and more.

Sauce for salmon ideas

Need a little something to dress up your fish? Baked salmon and grilled salmon are go-to’s in this house. Here’s a trick for how to take them to the next level: simply add a sauce! Glistening green chimichurri covers the salmon in a garlicky, herbaceous blanket, or lemon caper sauce makes a tangy, bright pop. Try miso sauce for loads of umami, or creamy dill sauce for a classic spin. Each of these sauces brings something new to the table: and you can mix them up while the fish bakes.

And now…our top sauce for salmon ideas!

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Dill sauce for salmon

15 Salmon Sauce Ideas


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This fast lemon dill salmon takes just 10 minutes to bake! Mix up the zesty dill sauce as it cooks. It’s the ultimate healthy, easy weeknight meal!


Ingredients

Scale

For the salmon

  • 4 salmon fillets (skin on or off)
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

For the lemon dill sauce (makes about ¾ cup)

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.*
  2. Generously sprinkle the salmon with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake the salmon for about 10 minutes until flaky and just cooked; test it with a fork to assess doneness. Watch the salmon to make sure not to overcook; the timing can vary based on the thickness of the salmon and variations between ovens.
  4. While the salmon bakes, mix together the sauce ingredients, adding the water last. Use the water to bring it to a loose, drizzle-able consistency. (You may need a touch more depending on your yogurt brand.)
  5. Serve the salmon and garnish each fillet with 2 tablespoons of the lemon dill sauce. Save leftover sauce refrigerated.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Sauce for salmon, sauces for salmon

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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