Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe

Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce is so easy to make and so delicious!  This wonderful Dill Mustard Sauce really compliments the salmon’s delicate flavor.  The moist fresh taste of the salmon and dill just seem to go together as if they were made for one another.

If you are fortunate enough to live near the ocean, you know what fresh salmon tastes like.  It melts in your mouth and you just cannot get enough.  Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce is a great gluten-free dish is great for a warm summer evening when salmon is in season.  If you have the ability to stock up your freezer with fresh salmon then you can enjoy it anytime of year.

Baked Salmon with Dill Mustard Sauce served on a white plate

Learn about the interesting Story of Pacific Salmon.

More of Linda’s great Salmon Recipes and also How To Select, Buy, and Cook Fish.

Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Baked Salmon:
  • 1 (2 to 3-pound) salmon fillet (1 1/2-inches thick)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
  • Coarse salt and freshly-ground black pepper
Dill Mustard Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill weed, minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or lime juice
  • Salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste
Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce Instructions:
  1. Prepare Dill Mustard Sauce; refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line the bottom of an ungreased baking pan with aluminum foil.

  3. Wash salmon fillet and pat dry.  Rub with olive oil, sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper, and place skin-side down onto prepared baking pan.

  4. Bake salmon, uncovered, 12 to 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 140 to 145 degrees F. (salmon will be slightly opaque in thickest part).  NOTE: During this time the salmon continues to cook (salmon temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees after it is removed from the oven) and the juices redistribute.

  5. Avoid Over Cooking Salmon!  The biggest mistake most people make in cooking salmon is to over cook it.  Resist the temptation to over cook your salmon until it "flakes."  Flaking indicates the salmon is becoming dry and overcooked.

  6. Carefully remove salmon from pan and transfer onto individual serving plates.  Serve with the cold Mustard Dill Sauce.

  7. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


Dill Mustard Sauce Instructions:
  1. In a small bowl mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, Dijon mustard, dill weed, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.


Thermapen Internal Temperature Cooking ChartI get many readers asking what cooking/meat thermometer that I prefer and use in my cooking and baking. I, personally, use the Thermapen Thermometer. Originally designed for professional use, the Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer is used by chefs all over the world.  I only endorse a few products, on my web site, that I like and use regularly.

You can learn more or buy yours at: Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer.

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