This tangy creamy dill sauce is made for baked salmon. Sour cream, a little mayo and a tiny bit of horseradish makes for a melt in your mouth combo.
Everything You Need to Make Baked Salmon for Dinner
- salmon fillet
- olive oil
- sour cream or plain yogurt
- fresh dill
- salt & pepper
Why You Should Make This Salmon Recipe
It’s the sauce. Honestly it’s so magical and salmon is the perfect vessel. I like serving this dish with a side of potatoes because they also pair really well with this sauce.
How to Make the Dill Sauce
To prepare the sauce add horseradish, mayonnaise, garlic, fresh dill and lemon to sour cream or yogurt and mix well. Reserve some sauce to coat on the salmon for cooking.
The trick to preparing this dish is to add a sliver of the prepared sauce to the salmon, before it finishes cooking in the oven. This helps add flavor to the fish and creates a beautiful golden crust. I also like to add a few slices of lemon right before broiling the salmon.
Here is How You Bake the Salmon
Line a baking pan with heavy-duty foil. grease lightly. Rub the fillets with olive oil and salt and pepper liberally. Place salmon fillets on the greased pan. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.
Take the fillets out of the oven. Rub a quarter of the dill sauce over the fish and place back in the oven. Broil for another 5 minutes. Or bake for another 5-7 minutes.
Take the fillets out, top with remaining creamy dill sauce and serve.
Baked Salmon with a Creamy Dill Sauce
- 2 5oz salmon fillet
- 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 tsp prepared horseradish
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/3 cup fresh dill, chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- Line a baking pan with heavy-duty foil. grease lightly. Rub the fillets with olive oil and salt and pepper liberally. Place salmon fillets on the greased pan. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.
- Meanwhile prepare the dill sauce. Mix all of the ingredients together.
- Take the fillets out of the oven. Rub a quarter of the dill sauce over the fish and place back in the oven. Broil for another 5 minutes. Or bake for another 5-7 minutes.
- * Top with lemon slices if you like.
- Take the fillets out, top with remaining creamy dill sauce and serve.
What to serve with Baked Salmon?
Typically, I like to serve this dish with potatoes. Mashed potatoes, boiled or grilled love this creamy dill sauce. But I have also served the baked salmon with rice or a simple green salad.
Can You Make Creamy Dill Sauce with Yogurt?
To make the sauce I use a combo of sour cream and mayo, but you can easily make substitutions. Instead of sour cream, Greek yogurt would work. You could even skip the mayo.
My recipe uses horseradish for the lemon dill sauce. If you’re not a fan of horseradish, you can use mustard to still get that tangy component in your dill sauce.