If you are a salmon-lover like me, you will love this simple version topped with a delicious, creamy dill sauce! My husband is allergic to fish (not shellfish, thankfully!), so for most of our marriage, I’ve given up preparing fish at home. We were craving shrimp recently and stopped by a local seafood market, Indianola Fresh Market. If you live in Oxford, it’s well-worth a visit! The salmon was so beautiful, we couldn’t pass it up! I was a little pushed for cooking time that night, and stumbled upon post after post of Pioneer Woman’s instructions for perfect, embarrassingly-easy salmon. Whip up a quick batch of dill sauce, and you have most of your dinner prepared!
Simple Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
Salt and Pepper
Lemon wedges for table
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
1 T. chopped fresh dill
1-2 t. prepared horseradish (I omitted)
1 t. fresh lemon juice
1/4 t. garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Drizzle each salmon filet with olive oil, coating entire filet. Sprinkle both sides of filets with salt and pepper. Arrange filets on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet in a COLD oven, then turn oven on to 400°. Bake for exactly 25 minutes. Remove perfect salmon from your oven!
To make dill sauce, mix all ingredients well and refrigerate before serving.
Serve each filet with dill sauce and a lemon wedge. Garnish with fresh dill sprig, if desired. Enjoy!