Recipe: Spring Salmon with Dill Sauce

Do you ever have a dish at a restaurant and you're like, "MAN, that is GOOD. What IS that?!" It's probably the sauce.

Working as a personal and restaurant chef for years taught me if there is anything that can uplift a simple recipe with some serious "oomph", it's a good sauce.

The problem with many sauces is they're loaded with un-necessary additives, like tons of sodium and MSG, or they take hours upon hours to make (consomme, I'm looking at you). But creating a delicious sauce to top your meals doesn't have to be unhealthy or time-consuming. It can be as simple as five-ingredients.

Like this simple salmon (or anything!) topper that is perfect for spring. Pairing fresh flavors and probiotic, health-boosting greek-yogurt, it takes less than 5 minutes to make and adds some serious pizazz to whatever dish you're smothering in it (and trust me, you'll want to smother it in it).

Simple Dill Sauce: 1/2 cup greek yogurt juice of 1/2 lemon

1/4 cup fresh chopped dill

1 small garlic clove, minced (I mean small) pinch of sea salt

1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Taste for seasoning, adding more lemon juice or sea salt to reach desired flavor. Let sit while protein is cooking.

Simple Seared Salmon:

1 salmon filet per person

sea salt, garlic powder and smoked paprika

avocado oil or ghee

1. Preheat oven to 375. Heat desired oil to medium-high heat in a cast iron or nonstick sautee pan.

2. Sprinkle salmon generously with spices.

3. Add salmon, skin side up and sear until just golden, around 1-2 minutes.

Flip and repeat.

4. If using cast iron, transfer entire pan to oven. If not, transfer salmon to heat-safe dish and bake for 6-10 minutes, until desired texture is reached (6 minutes for medium, 10 for well-done).

Top with dill sauce and serve with cauliflower rice, quinoa or couscous and lightly dressed mixed greens.

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Kristin Dovbniak


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