Wednesday, October 15, 2014

OMG Dill Sauce

Bev had bought some salmon just to have with dill sauce and I went about a web search to find a recipe and ended up with one from Taste Of Home for both the salmon and the sauce.  The recipe is for baked fish but I did it on the grill - given a choice, I always choose the grill as my grilling season is 12 months a year.

This is the recipe for the dill sauce and we made it the day before to allow the flavors to marry well.

Dill Sauce:
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
3/4 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Pepper to taste

Combine the sauce ingredients until smooth.

For the skinless salmon, I seasoned one side with S&P and light coating lemon pepper followed by a light coating of mayo.  I put this side down over a pretty hot charcoal grill and treated the new top side the same.  After cooking for a couple of minutes, I flipped, spread on a good coating of the dill sauce (so it could warm up and set a little), closed the grill lid, and cooked to the desired 135* internal temp.  The salmon was removed, plated and topped with a mound of capers and some chopped chives.  The capers were not in the original recipe but since we love them I wanted to try it this way.

I first tried a couple of bites with just the sauce and then with the capers and I thought it was delicious both ways so it depends on if you like capers whether or not you use them but I thought both were OMG delicious – the search is over for a dill sauce at our house as I cannot imagine a better one for my tastes.

We sided it with some 2012 home-canned green beans and added some frozen 2012 shelly beans (October beans) along with some diced Benton’s bacon and they were very good unto themselves but they were even better topped with some of the dill sauce.  I believe I should use what fresh dill we have to make into this sauce and store it - then put it on everything - hopefully you've taken the hint by now - I loved this sauce.

And what about Bev and Madison you ask - Bev went to the store and bought some more salmon so we could have it again the next night - we just mixed some capers in with the sauce for this one, warmed it in a bowl of hot water, and sided with reheated beans.

I snapped the shot before Bev added chopped red onion to her beans so here is mine - I omitted my not so good fish shot.  As I mentioned above, we like our green beans to have plenty of beans, we cook them to well done, and they may even be better the next day - we totally fail at gourmet green bean preparation J.

The gourmet version, lifted from the web, which are definitely much prettier.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. Larry, We both love dill sauce...on lots of different things! I do like mine with the capers too... Salmon and dill sauce are like hands and gloves as they really go together! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  2. I like to flavor salmon with dill and lime juice, so I can see this sauce being terrific with salmon.

  3. We love capers and the dill sauce sounds delicious, Larry! I'll have to try and talk my husband out of our usual preparation to try this!

  4. Grilled salmon needs a good sauce and your dill sauce looks delicious, Larry. I like the little bit of horseradish for some zip. I usually serve a sauce on the side but next time will try your way of spreading some on the fish before baking. I can imagine how nice and moist it keeps the fish.

  5. For certain, that dill sauce looks incredible for your Grilled Salmon. I may try that sometime. Thanks for the recipe.

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  6. Salmon and dill sauce are a classic combination and I really like your addition of capers. A fabulous meal.

  7. OMG I must try that sauce. And I love capers, so my version will include those briny little treats. Pinned


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