Pan Seared Salmon With Sour Cream and Dill

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Elegant and tasty but easy!! I have altered the cooking time. Don't let the fish get dry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coat a large skillet with olive oil and place over medium heat.
  2. When hot, add the fillets to the pan skin side down; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook for 7 minutes until the skin is nice and brown.
  4. Turn the fish over and cook for 7 minutes on the other side.
  5. Keep warm while preparing the sauce.
  6. In a small bowl whisk together sour cream, dill, lemon juice, shallot, red pepper flakes and horseradish.
  7. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the sauce over the pan-seared salmon.
Most Helpful

Delicious!!! I ended up using slightly less sour cream and lots more red pepper flakes. What an amazing combination. Soooo delish. I will definitely use the rest of the "sauce" as a dip for crudite tomorrow. What a great recipe!

hollyfrolly July 13, 2009

This was excellent. I've tried a number of pan seared fish with sauce recipes from "the Zaar", and this was far and away the best. The sauce has a fresh, tangy taste that fully compliments the salmon. Everyone loved it, even my youngest daughter who hates fish. (If I could use the sauce with hotdogs, she would be fully on board. ick!) My time on pan searing salmon is a little quicker than stated. I cook it on medium-high for four minutes skin side up, three minutes skin side down. (roughly) I also guessed on the amount of dill to use, because around here a "bunch" of dill is as big as your head. I don't think that's what was meant. :D

Jacob Marley February 07, 2007