Seared Salmon with Garlic Dill Sour Cream

Simply seasoned with salt and crushed black pepper, these pan seared salmon fillets are perfectly paired with dill flavoured sour cream, which naturally and wonderfully marries the rich flavour of salmon, and a side salad (together with a couple slices of German black bread) for a fairly delicious and delightful lunch.

  • 2 Salmon fillets
  • 1/2 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp Sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Dill, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  1. Place the salmon fillets in a shallow bowl. Toss well with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Let rest for 15 minutes. Combine the sour cream, minced garlic, dill and lemon juice in a bowl. Cover and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  2. Add the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, sear the salmon on both sides, about 3-5 minutes for each side. Serve with the prepared sauce and some mixed salad.
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Krishnaveni 6/8/10 08:38

looks so good, salmon is my fav fish, loved it

MaryMoh 6/8/10 09:04

Oooh...I love salmon. Quite a while I have not eaten salmon. Have never tried with sour cream. Must try one day. Looks delicious.

Elin 6/8/10 09:18 made me salivate all over my keyboard...just look at that piece of salmon...gosh...I want salmon yummyummm I think I shall try it with sour cream the next time I cook salmon :) Thanks :)

My Little Space 6/8/10 09:18 the salmon looks so yummy! Such a light meal and I like it. Hope you're enjoying your day.
Cheers, kristy

Jess @ Bakericious 6/8/10 09:37

Angie, the salmon looks so good!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 6/8/10 10:02

Next time I know what to do with my next purchase of salmon, simple and nice. Have a great weekend ahead Angie!

Magic of Spice 6/8/10 10:17

OK, you do know that salmon is my all time favorite:) This is perfect, the salmon is prepared to perfection and the sours cream sauce... ooh la la! You know, I would eat this for breakfast:)

TasteHongKong 6/8/10 11:22

A nice cut of salmon and the dish does look inviting.

jelena 6/8/10 11:30

the best meals are those of good quality ingredients with no big fuss and a nice acompliment of flavor....looks like it came out of the restaurant

Rosa's Yummy Yums 6/8/10 12:32

Seared salmon is so delicious! That is one refined meal.



3 hungry tummies 6/8/10 13:09

Great photos! Such a wonderful summery meal!

kitchen flavours 6/8/10 13:33

A tasty and healthy lunch! Looks good... as always!

♥peachkins♥ 6/8/10 13:38

wow! This is what you call a meal!

Belinda @zomppa 6/8/10 13:41

Why does salmon and dill always work together?

busygran 6/8/10 13:56

Simple yet great-tasting with the dill-flavoured cream! What a lunch!

Vrinda 6/8/10 13:57

WOW... lov the flavors used with salmon...looks fab...

Happy Cook 6/8/10 14:26

Wow you can serve this up for me any time, looks so so delicous. I love salmon made like this.

alison 6/8/10 14:30

yummy salmon,beautiful photo!

Velva 6/8/10 14:59

Lemon juice, garlic, pepper, diil and sour cream make a wonderful flavor combination for fish. Your salmon looks delightful.

lisaiscooking 6/8/10 15:04

Salmon and dill are a great match. The sour cream with dill sounds delicious!

Jenn 6/8/10 15:35

Beautiful! I love dill with's such a wonderful compliment to it!

Chef Dennis 6/8/10 15:55

your salmon is beautiful!!! what a nice sauce to serve with it, thats going in my recipe book!! My girls love salmon and your sauce is perfect for it!

PranisKitchen 6/8/10 16:02

wow what a delicious platter.. looks so good .. really liked it angie

[Reply] 6/8/10 16:28

Yummy Salmon..looks & sounds great.

Jeannie 6/8/10 17:03

This looks so simple to cook yet so delicious! I love salmons cook this way always ordered this whenever I eat out at restaurants that serve food like this! Pan fried fish, that's the best!

aipi 6/8/10 17:20

what a wonderful looking platter..gorgeous clicks

roxan 6/8/10 17:33

This looks so good! Dill is my favorite herb but there aren't very many uses for it. Thank you for this beautiful and lovely dish.

Anncoo 6/8/10 17:46

I love the way you prepared your salmon. Quick and simple and so flavorful with dill added in it.

Heavenly Housewife 6/8/10 21:07

I eat a lot of salmon here at home, I make mine a lot like this. Simple and delicious.
Have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

tigerfish 6/8/10 23:32

If there is a fish you ask me to choose that I will eat regularly at home, it has to be salmon :)

Claudia 7/8/10 00:12

Always say yes to salmon and dill. I love having it in the sour cream and then just dolloped.Such a pretty presentation Angie - all summer light and fresh. And I'd take the German dark bread,too.

Reeni 7/8/10 02:54

You sure do know a way to a girl's heart Angie...or stomach! What a lovely lunch! Dill and salmon belong together like bread and butter.

Ho Ho Ho 7/8/10 04:14

Angie... your salmon looks so yummy... will definitely book mark this... :)

☺lani☺ 7/8/10 04:46

My kind of food... yet I haven't tried making garlic dill sour cream... looks yum and healthy too! Happy Weekend Angie!

Stella 7/8/10 06:01

Yum, I want sour cream to naturally and wonderfully marry an organic green salad and some dill salmon together for me (smile)!

RV 7/8/10 06:54

Love the seared salmon, want to grab it right away.

Sue 7/8/10 07:17

To begin with we love salmon! This recipe sounds delicious!

Jessie Hearty Bakes 7/8/10 09:03

Looks tender and inviting Angie! Dip with garlic dill sour cream, yum yum!

A Canadian Foodie 7/8/10 10:42

I apologize for not keeping up with my readings. We left for Paris mid July and are currently in Belgrade. We'll be home sometime next week - and I cannot wait to be home. I love to get away, but going home is just as exciting. And this time, In have had so many fascinating culinary experiences, that I cannot wait to practice in my kitchen at home!
I have a similar salmon recipe that I love, but instead of sour cream, the base is mayo... and we also zest lemon into it. It is deadly. This one sounds deadly, too. Why is it that rich meats (or fish) taste so good with rich sauces?

Peanutts 7/8/10 12:06

lovely photo, perfectly cooked salmon. :)

Faith 7/8/10 12:54

Dill and salmon are such a wonderful pairing! What a delicious meal!

Joanne 7/8/10 13:39

I love anything with salmon and have been on a real dill kick lately! Great dish!

Mary 7/8/10 15:35

What a lovely meal. Your salmon sounds delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Pete 7/8/10 16:01

Mmmmmm, with dill, sure taste good!

Dishesdone 7/8/10 16:13

Your salmon looks fantastic. That is the one fish my family loves! Copying this one, thanks! great looking photography!

Kitchen Butterfly 7/8/10 16:51

I haven't had salmon in ages, and I've never cooked it with dill. Looks great

Biren 7/8/10 17:04

I like salmon prepared this way as it is so flavorful. I'll have to try your garlic dill sour cream.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 7/8/10 19:23

Mm I love salmon and I hear dill is great with it. Thanks for the recipe, Angie.

OysterCulture 8/8/10 02:37

Garlic dill sour cream sauce - is that legal? It sounds too good to be legal and paired with salmon. Holy Smokes! What a great combination.

Foodessa 8/8/10 03:04

During this time we don't get salmon at its best...I shall be patient a little more. Your recipe is one I'm bookmarking for later. It looks really delicious ;o)

Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

Anna 8/8/10 03:04

Oh! Angie...that looks so pretty, Salmon and dill are great combo. Yummm.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 8/8/10 03:49

So simple, fresh and lovely. That is a killer sauce! I have to try this when I get my hands on some good salmon.

Chow and Chatter 8/8/10 04:44

wow this is my kind of meal yum

noobcook 8/8/10 08:59

love the look and sound of the dill sour cream, I think it goes well with the salmon :)

Amy @ cookbookmaniac 8/8/10 11:17

All my favorites flavours. I'd love to eat this for dinner!

nora@ffr 8/8/10 17:03

wonderful flavour combo angiee!! this is a great healthy meal for my family to have tmrw for lunch.. love this!! yummm

Terrianne, Call me Ree 8/8/10 18:45

Now that is a beautiful dish! I absolutely love salmon. =)p

Thella @ I Love. Therefore, I Cook. 9/8/10 04:53

wow :) this is another wonderful dish from you Angie, and a salmon at that! :)

theUngourmet 9/8/10 06:24

Oh your seared salmon looks amazing and that garlic dill sour cream takes this meal over the top! Dill is my favorite herb!

London Escort Agencies 17/9/10 06:53

I like to create and experiment new recipes.This seared salmon with garlic dill sour cream seems yummy recipe and I would like to taste this recipe.It needs less ingredients so it will be easy for me to make this.

Anonymous 30/6/12 02:52

Excellent recipe; just what I was looking for !! Only thing, I subb'ed Greek yogurt w/ couple spoons of sour cream (could have left out the cream altogether). Excellent !!!


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