Salmon with a Lemon, Caper, and Dill Sauce

Last night I made Salmon with a Lemon, Caper, and Dill Yogurt Sauce.

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

It was another one of those dinners I made up as I went and thankfully, it worked!

I asked my friends over on the Necessary Indulgence’s Facebook Page for their favorite salmon dish.

Jurgita mentioned Greek yogurt, dill, and lemon… so I went from there.

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

I used Greek yogurt, capers, lemon zest, lemon juice, and fresh dill.

Add as little or as much of these ingredients as you want — you can’t mess this up. Simply taste and add as needed.

Zest the lemon:

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

Add the zest to the Greek yogurt:

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

I used about a cup of yogurt.

Next, add the juice of a lemon:

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

If you turn your zester upside-down, it will catch the seeds for you.

Add fresh chopped dill and stir everything together.

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

You’ll want to use the fresh stuff.

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

Rinse about a tablespoon of capers and give them a rough chop:

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

Add the capers and salt & pepper and gently combine everything together.

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

Now taste it — does it need more lemon juice? more dill? more salt? more yogurt? Play with it until you want to eat it by the spoonful.

I added more dill and a tad more salt.

My local fish store had this gorgeous organic salmon available.

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

The rule I use is 1/2 pound of fish per person.

I cut the salmon in half and seasoned it with course kosher salt and black pepper.

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

Cook over medium heat in a little olive oil and butter.

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

You can just use olive oil if you’re cutting back on calories.

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

I cooked this for about 5 minutes with the skin side down and about 3 minutes on the other side.

Transfer the salmon to a plate and top with the lemon, caper, and dill yogurt sauce.

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

We had garlic and butter fingerling potatoes with the salmon:

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

The potatoes loved the sauce as much as the salmon did!

I’ll definitely make this again.

Salmon with Lemon Dill Caper Sauce

This sauce will be great on any fish or chicken.

It is simple, versatile, gorgeous, and delicious. How can you go wrong?

5.0 from 2 reviews
Salmon with a Lemon, Caper, and Dill Yogurt Sauce
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This sauce will be great on any fish or chicken. Add as little or as much of these ingredients as you want — you can’t mess this up.
Ingredients
  • Salmon, ½ lb per person
  • 1 C Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 T Capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 Lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 handful of Fresh Dill, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine the yogurt, capers, lemon zest, lemon juice, fresh dill, salt and pepper.
  2. Taste the sauce. Does it need more lemon juice? more dill? more salt? more yogurt? Play with it until you want to eat it by the spoonful.
  3. Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook over medium heat in a little olive oil and butter, about ½ T of each.
  5. Cook for about 5 minutes with the skin side down and then about 3 minutes on the other side.
  6. Transfer the salmon to a plate and top with the lemon, caper, and dill yogurt sauce.

 

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