Discover how easy this Healthy Roasted Salmon with Fresh Dill Butter recipe is! It’s easy, yet elegant enough for entertaining. Serve it with the house salad and bread for a complete meal.
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Today I’m going to share a little entertaining shortcut with you: compound butter! It sound slightly fancy, but all it is is a combination of butter and fresh herbs (today we’re using fresh dill!).
This fresh dill compound butter is perfect on many things, but with oven roasted salmon? It’s perfection. A pat of cold butter goes on top of the salmon when it comes out of the oven and it melts delicious buttery-dill flavor into the fish. YUM. It’s also fantastic on grilled bread or fresh vegetables. You’ll definitely have some leftover, so try any leftover fresh dill compound butter with some roasted or sautéed vegetables.
How to Make Salmon with Fresh Dill Butter
Get yourself some high quality salmon. (Again, Moink makes this easy!) Then it’s as simple as roasting it in the oven and serving it with the compound butter. We’re making a fresh dill compound butter for this recipe, which is just a simple mixture of softened butter and fresh dill. After you mix it together, it just needs some time in the refrigerator to chill. That’s it!
What to Serve with Salmon with Fresh Dill Butter
You can go in so many directions with this, but today let’s keep it easy and simple with a delicious “house salad” and some garlic toast. You know how restaurants have a house salad? Well, let’s make a tasty side salad become YOUR house salad! You’ll have to choose your favorite toppings and components, but if you need some inspiration, I like to combine salad greens (already washed and trimmed for speed) + tomatoes + cucumbers + avocado + goat cheese + green onions + homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing. You’ll probably want it to be your house salad, too. The directions for it are below in the recipe card, and in my opinion, the more the merrier! 🙂
Salmon with Fresh Dill Butter FAQs
Do I have to use a whole salmon filet?
Definitely not! Using a whole filet can be a beautiful way to showcase a stunning piece of fish if you’re serving it to guests, but this recipe will work on individual filets or a whole salmon filet. If you are using individual filets (about 6 oz.) the cooking time will just be shortened, but the other steps are the same.
Is dill good on salmon?
Is this even a question?! YES! Fresh dill is delicious on salmon, but also delicious on most seafood. Dill is an herb that works so well with fish and seafood, but especially with salmon. You can use dried dill, but fresh dill is preferred, especially with this compound butter recipe.
How do you make a dill sauce for salmon?
You could make a pan sauce with lemon and dill, but I think making a compound butter is much easier, and definitely a fool-proof way to make a “dill sauce” for salmon. The fresh dill butter is rich, but you just need a small pat for each portion of salmon. Compound butter is also a little unexpected for fish, so it’s a fun addition.
How do you make salmon with dill?
You can marinate salmon with dill, sea salt, and olive oil. OR you can serve your salmon with this fresh dill butter. It’s delicious, easy, and a fun topping for fish. You’ll love it!
Other Salmon Recipes
Today you may be adding some fresh dill flavor to your salmon, but if you are looking for some other salmon ideas, here are a few fan favorites:
- Salmon Cakes: everyone loves these, and they can be made ahead of time for a quick meal on a busy night.
- Baked Panko Salmon: quick and easy, this meal is a favorite of my meal plan group!
- Healthy Salmon Tacos: try salmon in your next fish tacos with this flavorful dry rub and insane fresh dill slaw! (See! Salmon and fresh dill just pair well together.)
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Healthy Salmon with Fresh Dill Butter is an easy, yet elegant dinner. Serve it with the house salad and bread for a complete meal.
- 1/2 oz. container fresh dill
- 8 Tbsp. butter, divided
- 4 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp. dijon mustard
- 1/8 tsp. salt and pepper
- 1 small cucumber
- 8 oz. grape tomatoes
- 3 green onions
- 1 small avocado
- 4 oz. goat cheese
- 1 head bibb lettuce (or 7 oz. bag)
- 1 lemon
- 32 oz. (2 lb.) salmon filet
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- loaf of artisan bread
- Pre-heat oven to 475 degrees.
- Prep ingredients:
Chop fresh dill and mix with 7 Tbsp. of butter. Refrigerate.
Mix the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper into a small jar and shake until emulsified.
Slice cucumber in half moons.
Slice tomatoes in half.
Thinly slice green onion.
Cut avocado into small chunks.
Wash and gently tear lettuce.
- Put the remaining 1 Tbsp. of butter onto a large baking sheet and put it into the oven. As soon as it foams (about 1 minute), take it out and place salmon, skin side down on the pan. Season with salt and pepper and bake for about 8-12 minutes, until it flakes easily.
- While the salmon is cooking, compile salads either on plates or on a large platter. Spread out lettuce and top with cucumber, tomatoes, green onion, avocado, crumbled goat cheese, and a sprinkle of fresh pepper. Top salad with dressing and place a dollop of dill butter on salmon and serve with toasted bread with olive oil or the extra dill butter.
- Get your kids involved. They can: stir together fresh dill butter, help make salad dressing, tear lettuce, season salmon with salt and pepper and arrange salad.
- If you use smaller 6 oz. fillets, they shouldn’t need more than 8 minutes.
- Use extra dill butter to saute vegetables.
- Nutrition facts do not include bread.
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