Creamy Dill Salmon – The easiest, most delicious salmon you’ll ever make! Pan fried salmon covered in a creamy, lemon dill sauce that made with only three ingredients.
Fish is something that we never used to cook much at home. It’s probably because I didn’t eat too much of it when I was growing up.
But now, we are a fish-loving household – even Lucy! She gobbled up this salmon so fast even her daycare teachers were impressed. My baby has a sophisticated palate and I couldn’t be more proud.
This salmon may look sophisticated but the recipe is nothing you can’t handle. With only a handful of ingredients, and a 10 minute cook time, this Creamy Dill Salmon will be ready in no time!
How is this recipe made
When it comes to cooking fish, you can’t get much easier than cooking salmon. Because of the meaty texture of the fish, it can be cooked many different ways – with my favorite being in the skillet with a little olive oil. It’s by far the quickest method which is the main reason I love it.
Cooking salmon in the skillet gives it a crispy texture on the outside. To balance out the crispiness, the salmon is served with a creamy lemon dill sauce. It’s so incredibly flavorful that you’d think it took forever to make.
But surprise – it’s just sour cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, and dill mixed together! I add in a little salt to balance it all out. You’ll be shocked at how much of a punch this sauce packs.
Tips & Tricks
You’d be hard-pressed to find an easier fish recipe that this. Regardless, I still have a couple tips to ensure this creamy dill salmon comes out perfectly.
- The key to keeping the salmon from flaking apart while cooking is only flip once and leave it undisturbed while it cooks.
- Leave the skin on the salmon so you can cook with it. Not only is the skin super yummy when it crisps up, it serves as a protective layer between the skillet and the meaty part of the salmon.
Creamy Dill Salmon
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 20 ounces salmon fillets with skin on
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 ounce fresh dill chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Pat salmon fillets with paper towel to remove excess moisture. Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil. Once olive oil is hot, add salmon to pan, skin side down. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for 2-5 more minutes, depending on your desired doneness. Remove from heat.
- Add sour cream, zest, juice, and dill to a small bowl. Mix to combine. Season with salt, as needed.
- Remove salmon from skillet and place on serving platter. Spread dill sauce over the top of each salmon. Garnish with a lemon slice, if desired. Serve immediately.
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