Delicious Baked Salmon with Lemon-Dill Sauce: A Simple and Impressive Recipe

Nov 3, 2023 | Main Courses


Prep Time

Cooking Time

10 minutes
12-15 minutes


– 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– Salt and black pepper, to taste
– 1 lemon, thinly sliced
– Fresh dill sprigs, for garnish

For the Lemon-Dill Sauce:
– 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
– 1/4 cup mayonnaise
– 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
– 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
– 1 clove garlic, minced
– Salt and black pepper, to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.

2. Pat dry the salmon fillets with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the fillets, then season them generously with salt and pepper on both sides.

3. Arrange the lemon slices on the prepared baking sheet, creating a bed for the salmon fillets. Place the seasoned salmon fillets on top of the lemon slices, ensuring they are evenly spaced for even cooking.

4. Bake the salmon in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the flesh flakes easily with a fork and is cooked to your desired level of doneness. Remember that salmon continues to cook slightly after being removed from the oven, so slightly undercooking it will yield moist and tender results.

5. While the salmon is baking, prepare the lemon-dill sauce. In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chopped dill, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir well until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. Adjust the seasoning to suit your taste preferences, adding more lemon juice or dill if desired.

6. Once the salmon is ready, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.

7. Serve the baked salmon fillets on a platter, garnished with a sprig of fresh dill. Drizzle the lemon-dill sauce over each fillet or serve it on the side, allowing guests to enjoy as much or as little sauce as they desire.

Optional variations:
– For a burst of freshness, add a handful of arugula or baby spinach leaves to the baking sheet beneath the salmon before cooking.
– Try substituting salmon with other fish varieties such as trout or halibut, adjusting the cooking time accordingly.
– Elevate the dish with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds or a dash of smoked paprika for an added layer of flavor.

As you savor each succulent bite of this baked salmon infused with vibrant lemon and fragrant dill, may you be transported to the wild rivers of Alaska and feel the sheer joy of tasting nature’s bounty. Whether it’s a cozy family dinner or a special occasion, this recipe is bound to impress. Take pleasure in the simplicity of this dish and relish the company around your table. Life is a feast, and moments shared over a delicious meal are the spice that makes it truly remarkable.

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