Grilled Salmon with Dill Sauce


Still on the grilling kick. Usually for my birthday dinner I will choose steak but this year after eating lots of beef in Disney World it didn’t seem as festive as it did there. So, I decided to go with fresh grilled salmon with dill sauce. Similar to what we had at Akershus in the Norway Pavilion it sounded perfect with rice pilaf and fresh green beans.

Verdict:

This was amazing! I think this was the best meal I have ever had on my birthday! The salmon was perfectly moist and flavorful. The skin was super crispy and peeled right off. The dill sauce delicious and added a creamy tartness to the dish. My family wanted to eat the sauce with a spoon. I said next time we get potato chips and they could eat it with those too.

Grilled Salmon with Dill Sauce

A perfect dish for a restaurant style meal at home.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. salmon, skin on
  • olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon black pepper

Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon dill
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonaisse
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons capers, crushed
  • zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill and clean grate. Rub grate with oil before placing salmon on grill.
  2. To prepare salmon run salmon with olive oil. Massage the meat with your hands to spread the oil evenly over the entire salmon. In a small bowl mix together paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper. Rub over salmon. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before beginning to grill.
  3. While salmon is resting mix together all the ingredients for the dill sauce. Taste and adjust spices as necessary. Cover and refrigerate while salmon is cooking.
  4. Place salmon on grill skin side down. Let set for about 8 minutes before turning it over. The fish should easily release when it has cooked enough. Don’t force it or it will fall apart. Turn salmon over for about 2-3 minutes (depending on thickness) until grill parks appear. Check salmon for doneness.
  5. Remove salmon from grill and serve with dill sauce over the top.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. You’re making me hungry! 😋

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  2. I love the combination of salmon and dill sauce! Delicious 😋And happy birthday 🎊🎉🌸

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  3. Erika Kind says:

    I love salmon. Need to try this one out.

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  4. trkingmomoe says:

    Happy Birthday. The Dill Sauce recipe is a keeper. Booked marked it to copy later. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I hope you had a great birthday and were spoiled Marci. A fantastic recipe which my mom will love.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It was a beautifully relaxing day!

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  6. Reblogged this on Crackling Pork Rinds and commented:
    Nothing to say here, this is just great.
    On the table? With what on the table?
    I’m really rotten at salmon pairings and this is because I have a few key obsessions and they are probably all noodles. Some Udon Noodles? No, different Asian Noodles. I’m not sure what Asian Noodles to add on here. Just vegetable Udon Noodles and really, glutton that I am with a piece of fish on the table — no one will like this — BBQ honey mustard boneless chicken wings? Too much? I don’t know. And a shredded green sushi salad.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      We had rice pilaf and green beans. But maybe noodles cooked in Chicken stock under the salmon and letting the dill sauce, salmon and noodles combine. Just a though?

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  7. Just baked today ground turkey and green beans seasoned wit onions, garlic, sea salt, and have cheese spread later to cover it when I eat supper.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Sounds good. Onions and garlic are two of our favorites!

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