Lemon Dill Salmon

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
This is a simple grilled or baked Salmon with just a few ingredients added and absolutely melt in your mouth tender and delicious.

Lemon, dill, butter, wine in a creamy sauce goes over the top of salmon for a complete gourmet easy dish.

During the summer we usually grill it but during the cooler months, we bake it.

You can actually use any citrus it really keeps the salmon moist and tender.

If you love seafood you may also like to try our Seafood Medley and Seafood and Crab Lemon Scampi recipes.

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this is a lemon and dill salmon with a delicious butter sauce


What I really love about this recipe is the ease of making a gourmet tasting meal, the sauce makes all the difference.

Fresh dill is always a first choice but dried in a pinch will work also.

Salmon is one of those healthy oily fish that absorbs all the flavors perfectly in every bite.

a large piece of grilled lemon butter salmon on a white plate with arugula underneath it

Ingredients You Will Need (see suggestions below for more flavor combinations)

  • salmon, (or use sea bass, or halibut, cod, mahi-mahi, or other fish you prefer)
  • white wine
  • butter
  • lemon
  • fresh dill
  • sliced garlic
  • fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: rosemary sprigs

this is raw salmon

Other Favorite Topping Recipes

  1. teriyaki sauce with crushed pineapple and a little brown sugar
  2. mango, chopped green bell peppers, pineapple, and papaya
  3. pecans, brown sugar, and apricot preserves
  4. fresh lemon butter garlic sliced and fresh dill weed
  5. cajun spices, tequila, and hot sauce
  6. chicken broth butter and fresh parsley, basil, garlic with oregano
  7. jarred pesto
  8. heavy cream with dill and melted butter poured over smoked salmon after cooking
  9. rosemary, lemon wedges, black pepper, and butter

Alternate Cooking Methods

  • Stovetop: saute in a gridded style cast iron pan with 2 tablespoons cooking oil or butter add other ingredients pan-fry around 10 minutes flipping once 
  • Air Fryer: preheat to 400 degrees, oil spray salmon using a pie plate that's oven-proof, or place on an oil sprayed basket. add whatever other ingredients 2 minutes before completed cooking on top it takes around  7 minutes or until salmon flakes easily
  • Oven: preheat oven to bake at 400 degrees using the same directions as air frying but place on bake for 12 minutes with ingredients of choice on top around 6 minutes into baking
  • Grilled: heat the grill to 400 degrees then place salmon, skin side up, on gas grill over medium heat, or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals

Other Favorite Seafood Recipes

Pan-Seared Sea Bass Medley

Seafood Medley

Stuffed Shrimp and Crab Flounder

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Seafood Lovers!

I highly recommend this recipe if you're a salmon lover.

Fish is healthy and salmon has healthy oils to protect your heart.

If you love salmon, this is a great addition to your recipe collection.

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Lemon Dill Salmon

Lemon Dill Salmon

This is a delicious lemon dill sauce for grilled or baked salmon.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 13 MinTotal time: 23 Min


  • Salmon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or use cooking oil spray
  •  1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 4 salmon fillets around 1 pound
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dill Sauce make this first and set it aside to keep warm
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


  1. Sauce:
  2. Boil wine, shallot, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan over high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 6 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to low; add butter, 1 piece at a time, whisking until melted before adding more.
  4. Remove pan from heat. Stir in dill.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Salmon:
  7. Combine ingredients and brush on to the salmon saving some to brush on while cooking.
  8. Heat the grill or oven to 400 degrees then place salmon, skin side up, on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. 
  9. Grill for around 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning once and brushing occasionally with sauce use any remaining for serving.
  10. Baked: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  11. Oil spray a baking pan, add the salmon and bake for around 15 to 20 minutes depending on the thickness of filets. Brush halfway through while cooking.
  12. Serve salmon with butter sauce..

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More Salmon Dishes to Try

Drunken Smoked Salmon
Lemon Dill Salmon
Brown Sugar Salmon
Best Salmon Recipes

Perfect Side Dishes

  1. Mandarin Pineapple Coleslaw
  2. Salt and Vinegar Potatoes
  3. Cowboy Beans
  4. Cornbread


  1. Happy blog anniversary,dear!!!Looking forward to new yummy ideas!A big hug from Greece:)))

  2. A hearty congratulations! Here is to many more.

  3. CONGRATULATIONS, Claudia!!! You have provided us with 2 years of fabulous recipes and friendship.

    Off to tweet about your give away...looks like some wonderful loot...perfect for a 4th of July picnic :)

  4. Happy Blogoversary, Liz! Will repost on Facebook! mecookin

  5. Congrats. I've only been blogging for just over 2 years myself. Fun, ain't it?

  6. Happy Blogoversary to one of my favorite foodie friends!! It's been great following you and I look forward to many more awesome posts from you :) xo

  7. Congrats! I love visiting your blog, always something delicious to take away to my own kitchen. Le's see now, follow you on Google Friend Connect, Twitter and I shared your post link in my Wednesday feature. Have a great day and enjoy the sun, we are still sunless in these parts.

  8. Happy blog anniversary dear ^__^
    I love salmon, combined with lemon it's fresh and very tasty. Bye, have a great day

  9. I have been a follower for a while but just became a Facebook Fan as well as a Networks Blogs Fan. Happy Bloogiversary as well by the way!!

  10. Congrats, Claudia, on a great blog and for your helpfulness as well as I got started myself.

  11. YAY for you Claudia, your voice is an important one in our blogging community!

    The salmon looks delectable.

  12. Happy Blogoversary, Claudia!! I hope you celebrate many many more! xoxo

  13. Happy, Happy Blogoversary!! And thanks for the salmon recipe... we grill year round here in CA, but in the summer it gets stepped up even more. Salmon is one of the meals I can count on to make the whole family happy, and this one will be on our menu. I enjoyed looking back at your photos! I remember I printed the Pom Rum runner, but I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder!
    Best wishes for the year to come!!

  14. Happy Anniversary! I am a follower, and would love to win this giveaway.

  15. Happy Anniversary. I hope to be around to help you celebrate many more to come.You've created a lovely spot for your readers to visit and I always enjoy the time I spend here. Hugs and blessings...Mary

  16. A lot has come out of your kitchen and that is such an exciting milestone. Congratulations. I am happy to be a new FOLLOWER. That salmon looks amazing. Salmon is one of my favorites so I know I would love it. Yummy! What a generous giveaway as well.

  17. Congratulations! 2 years is awesome!! I am a follower of your blog!

  18. Congratulations on two years! I've enjoyed reading all the recipes and stories you've posted. Thanks for the quick trip down memory lane! Keep up the good recipes!

  19. Congratulations, Claudia! What a grand meal to celebrate this important anniversary. Perfection. I have enjoyed following you and cooking with you and may the fun continue!

  20. I love the stories and recipes in your blog. It has been a great 2 years; keep up the great work.


  21. I "liked" you on Facebook.


  22. Happy blogiversary chica!

    This salmon looks SO GOOD. The sauce for it sounds perfect!

  23. Congratulations! I never remember my blog anniversary so I wait for Frank at Memories of Angelina to announce his and then celebrate mine as he started a couple of weeks after me.
    Is Trina the bonus prize? I think she has taken ownership of the giveaway.
    I retweeted this, I hope my 2 followers check it out.

  24. Congratulations on all your success! It's such a big deal and so exciting, you deserve it! Great giveaway I'm excited to participate, thanks for hosting it and for always sharing with your fellow bloggers! =]

  25. Congratulations Claudia on your two year anniversary of blogging! I look forward to many more years of following your wonderful creations! The salmon looks sensational! : )

  26. Happy Blogoversary Claudia!!!! :) Yay, so happy for you!!! And a fabulous way to celebrate with a beautiful piece of salmon! It looks delicious!! :)

  27. Congrats Claudia!! 2 years woww what dedication..you rocking this blog and I wish you many many more years!!! Awesome giveaway!!! I am following you on facebook and twitter..

  28. I tweeted about your giveaway!!! :)

  29. And I also shared this post on my FB wall!! :)

  30. Happy 2nd year Blogoversary! I am a happy follower that really enjoys reading your posts and look forwards to many more.


  31. I am your fan on Facebook as Lynda Clark

  32. I am following you on Twitter @lyndacooks and I have Tweeted about this posting


  33. I have shared the link for this posting on my Facebook profile wall
    Lynda Clark and What's Cookin' Italian Cuisine shared a link.
    What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine: Backyard Picnic Giveaway, Grilled Lemon Salmon and 2nd Year.


  34. Happy Blogiversary Claudia! Hope you have another awesome year of blogging! xoxo Your salmon rocks!

  35. congrats Claudia
    happy blog anniversary lovely way to celebrate

  36. Happy 2nd Blogaversary, Claudia! What a gorgeous giveaway. Wishing you all the best and looking forward for more from you...700th, 800th....posts! Have fun.
    Blessings, Kristy

  37. First of all, I am in love with Trina! Happy Blogaversary to a very prolific writer!

  38. Happy Blogaversary! What a joyful 2 years it has been following you!!!!

  39. Happy blogoversary, lovely! I believe we started around the same time, and you know I have been a follower of yours from the beginning!! xoxoxo

  40. Can't believe it's been two years already! Congrats Claudia, keep up the great posts and here's to many more years in the blogosphere for you! XO

  41. Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary, Claudia!
    It's been a pleausre for me to have known you for 1 year now, and such wonderful friendship you have provided to me, and to us all...your recipes, and posts have always been fabulous, including the yummy grilled salmon.
    Such a fun giveaway...will tweat about it.
    Love your Trina kitty...so cute!
    Also you overlooked, that I have two awards for you when you commented.:D

  42. CONGRATULATIONS, Claudia!!! good luck on future blog and fun online ( :

  43. Claudia, Happy Blogiversary! wow The salmon looks terrific.
    Meow Trina ;-)

  44. Congratulations Claudia on a fun and interesting 2 years... I feel as though I have been with you almost the entire time... so glad to have you as a foodie but more important, as a friend...

  45. Happy happy happy 2-year blogiversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Beautiful picture and congratulations.

  47. Woo hoo, Claudia! Happy Blogoversary!!! Congratulations to you for the great job!!! You have a super great blog to be proud of and it's at the top of the list for blogs I love. Thanks for the great giveaway and keep up the good work! By the way, the salmon looks incredibly delicious!

  48. Congratulations Claudia . . . wow does time fly, I can't believe that it's been 2 years already! What a great blog that I have been so happy to follow and to meet you! I love salmon prepared this way and have never thought to add brown sugar....mmm, what a great fish recipe!

  49. Happy Blogoversary! Over 600 posts! That's phenom :) Lovely giveaway too, my dear

  50. Happy 2nd Anniversary to you and your fantastic blog...love you both!

  51. Happy Anniversary, Claudia! Sorry, I'm late. Not been very active lately due to son's exam.

    Here's wishing u all the best & Happy Blogging! BTW, I'm already following u in various forms & a great fan of yours :)

  52. HAPPY BLOGGING Claudia,thank you for sharing with us so many delicious recipes!you are a real model for an food blogger!congrats!:)

  53. Congratulations on your two year blogoversary. I am coming up to ten years next year - hope you are enjoying blogging as much as I do. Thank you for sharing this lovely salmon recipe with Let's Do Brunch. And by the way, your cat is gorgeous!

  54. Happy Blog Anniversary!! You have a wonderful blog, thank you for sharing so many wonderful recipes!
    I tweeted the giveaway. :)

  55. LOVE simple salmon recipes! BBQ season is here!! Tweet!!

  56. I love salmon and this looks really yummy!

  57. Congrats on your 2nd Blogoversary! 600+ posts in two years is quite an achievement.

  58. Congrats on your two year milestone! Here's to many many more =)

  59. a big congrats! you're prolific!

    gfc follower kolpin
    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

  60. Incredibly delicious salmon.... this is my kind of dinner:)


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