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Salmon with Dill Sauce

The JetSet Family // Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe

I knew JetSet Tot was a foodie, but I had no idea she was a chef. She loved watching Gordon Ramsay on Master Chef Junior, and thumbs through my cookbooks as though they are Marvel comics, but I never thought she’d be the one to slice and dice. Let alone prepare C’est Magnifique Salmon with Dill Sauce.

Not too long ago at Williams-Sonoma, I stumbled upon What’s Cooking? A Cookbook for Kids based on recipes from Disney Pixar’s film, Ratatouille. The movie is a favorite of The JetSet Family and the genius Thomas Keller was involved with the book, and it made me want to immediately go hope and try my hand at salmon. 

The JetSet Family // Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe

The JetSet Family // Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe

Considering there happened to be only eight ingredients and we modified the recipe to eliminated two of them, this was the EASIEST SALMON RECIPE EVER! Now comes the real question. Was it good? It was AWESOME! JetSet Dad not only had seconds, but even leftovers for lunch the following day. That’s saying something. I will say one thing though…it could use a carb!

Bon appetit!


4 six-ounce salmon steaks, 1 inch thick

1 lemon (cut in half)

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 teaspoons dill

1 small garlic clove, crushed

Salt and pepper

  • In a small bowl, whisk the sour cream with 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon until creamy. Add the dill, garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well; set aside.
  • Preheat your broiler. Rinse the salmon steaks and pat them dry. Squeeze some lemon over the steaks and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Broil the steaks 3 inches from the heat for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the fish has turned from a bright pink to a pale orange. Serve with the dill sauce.

We served it with some steamed asparagus and a roasted balsamic rosemary potato and mushroom medley which was also very easy to make and easy clean-up!

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Photo credits: Nicole Standley

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Review overview
  • Tasha January 6, 2014

    I’m a huge fan of Salmon. But I don’t get to make it or any other fish as often as I’d like too as my boyfriend is not a fan of fish and the smell lingering in the house afterwards lol.This recipe looks delicious. I love how easy it is. Will have to give this a try when he’s out of town for work 🙂

  • Ashley M January 8, 2014

    That salmon honestly made my mouth water. It also made me realize I haven’t cooked an in a while. Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try the dill sauce.

  • Corinne January 10, 2014

    I have a young, aspiring chef at home as well. I will have to grab this cookbook and see if I can get her to whip up this delicious salmon dish for me!

  • Brett January 11, 2014

    We need to get that cookbook. We all love ratatouille !

  • Mistee Dawn January 11, 2014

    Looks good and sounds relatively easy to make. Yay for her. I love it when the kids want to start helping in the kitchen!

  • Cecile January 12, 2014

    My son, who loves salmon, would love this recipe!

  • Samantha Cuhel January 13, 2014

    Mmm, that looks great! We’ve been looking for some new salmon ideas!

  • I love salmon. Thank you for this recipe and the suggested book. I will have to try this recipe.

  • Filipino Recipes by Ed Joven January 22, 2014

    Impressive! Way to go, Jet Set Tot!.. Got to have that cookbook too!

  • Heather Johnson December 14, 2015

    I love salmon. The dill sauce sounds like a super yummy addition!


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