Dill Sauce



Dill sauce for salmon consists of freshly chopped dill added to a creamy base enhanced with acidity, a touch of mustard and capers for brininess. The secret to getting the sauce right is definitely the dill. The fresher the dill, the better your dill sauce for salmon will be so avoid using dried. The bright tasting herb, once used as a powerful ingredient in witchcraft during the middle ages, has a short lifespan. To get the freshest of the fresh, look for dill with bright green stems and fronds (leaves) and use your nose. The more aromatic, the fresher the dill. Who knows when or where dill sauce was created but the perennial herb has an interesting history. Dill was first mentioned in ancient Egyptian texts but southern Russia is credited as it’s place of origin. The herb dates back 5,000 years and was first used for its soothing medicinal properties. Over the span of many years, it made its way to food and the sauce was invented somewhere down the line.

Place of Origin: Recipe difficulty:
Unknown Easy
Preparation Time: Cook Time:
5 minutes 0 minutes
Yields: ½ cup of sauce, servings vary

!!!! Ingredients

  • ½ cup sour cream, full fat or low fat
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped capers
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

How to Make !!!!?

!!!! Sauce – Step by Step Instructions:

1. Spoon the sour cream into a bowl.
2. Stir in the lemon juice and mustard.
3. Add the fresh dill and capers.
4. Fold them into the sauce.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Cover with plastic and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.
7. Taste again and adjust seasonings if needed prior to serving.

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Ideas to Use – !!!

Dill sauce for salmon is obviously best served over salmon. Whether you grill it, bake it or pan fry it, spoon as much or as little of the sauce over the fish, serve and enjoy. The sauce can be spooned over any other fish, used as a dipping sauce, marinade or spread on sandwiches. Two thick slices of bread spread with dill sauce, fresh greens, sliced tomato, and fish or chicken combine to create one impressive lunch. Lamb meatballs and dill sauce is another idea to consider, especially if you are entertaining. Vegetarian meatballs are an option as well.


!!! is fit for:

Lacto-vegetarian, low-fat, ketogenic and gluten-free diets (just ensure the mustard used is gluten-free).

Dill sauce for salmon is an easy sauce with bright flavors. All it calls for is chopping up some dill, capers and stirring everything together until a tasty sauce forms. Remember that a healthier version of the sauce can bemade with plain Greek yogurt or use mayonnaise for a richer sauce. Just limit the mayo to one half of the creamy base. Other additions and substitutions include swapping the mustard with mustard powder, sprinkling in a few chili flakes for heat, adding more lemon juice, using additional herbs and tossing in diced cucumbers for added freshness.

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