Roasted Salmon With Yogurt Dill Sauce

Juicy, roasted salmon pairs so well with dill and lemon, so the creamy yogurt sauce, which has both, as well as aromatic garlic and chives, is the perfect sauce to serve alongside.

Not only is this meal quick and easy to prepare, but it is also so elegant, it can be served for special occasions too. This would be a wonderful meal to serve when you have company for dinner. I also like making it on busy nights when I don’t have a lot of extra time to spend in the kitchen.

When you’re looking for a meal that’s both healthy AND packed with flavor, look no further than this.  I like adding seafood to our menu at least once a week, and this is one that we have been enjoying so much. There’s hardly any prep work, so it’s even manageable during especially hectic nights of the week. The yogurt sauce can even be made a few hours or even 1-2 days in advance. 

Ingredients:

4 portions of salmon fillets

1 Tablespoon olive oil

salt and ground black pepper

Sauce:

3/4 – 1 cup Greek yogurt

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 Tablespoon fresh dill, minced

1/2 Tablespoon fresh chives, minced

1 garlic clove

salt, ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Make the yogurt sauce in advance and store in the refrigerator or prepare it while the fish is in the oven.

Mix the yogurt, lemon juice, dill and chives. For the garlic, I like to smash it lightly and add it to the sauce and then remove it before serving. This will give a mild garlic flavor to the sauce, but won’t be too overpowering. You can also mince the garlic, or grate it on a microplane, if you want to have a stronger garlic flavor. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Minced capers are a great addition to this sauce too.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a rimmed baking sheet into the oven to heat up.

Meanwhile, season each salmon fillet with salt and pepper and rub each fillet with oil all over.

When the oven has preheated to 500 degrees and the baking sheet has been in the oven for about 10 minutes, take out the baking sheet and place the salmon, skin side down, onto the searingly hot baking sheet. You will hear it sizzle and the skin will start to sear right away.

Place the fish in the preheated oven. Reduce the heat to 250 degrees and roast the fish for 12 – 15 minutes.

Serve the salmon with the yogurt sauce.

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Roasted Salmon With Yogurt Dill Sauce

  • Author: Olga's Flavor Factory
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Entree

Description

Juicy, roasted salmon is so tender and the creamy yogurt sauce, packed with the flavors of dill, chives, garlic and lemon, is perfect to serve alongside.


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Ingredients

  • 4 portions of salmon fillets
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper

Sauce:

  • 3/41 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill, minced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh chives, minced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt, ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Make the yogurt sauce in advance and store in the refrigerator or prepare it while the fish is in the oven.
  2. Mix the yogurt, lemon juice, dill and chives. For the garlic, I like to smash it lightly and add it to the sauce and then remove it before serving. This will give a mild garlic flavor to the sauce, but won’t be too overpowering. You can also mince the garlic, or grate it on a microplane, if you want to have a stronger garlic flavor. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Minced capers are a great addition to this sauce too.
  3. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a rimmed baking sheet into the oven to heat up.
  4. Meanwhile, season each salmon fillet with salt and pepper and rub each fillet with oil all over.
  5. When the oven has preheated to 500 degrees and the baking sheet has been in the oven for about 10 minutes, take out the baking sheet and place the salmon, skin side down, onto the searingly hot baking sheet. You will hear it sizzle and the skin will start to sear right away.
  6. Place the fish in the preheated oven. Reduce the heat to 250 degrees and roast the fish for 12 – 15 minutes.
  7. Serve the salmon with the yogurt sauce.

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