Rockin' Salmon With Creamy Herb Sauce

"This recipe went over big-time with guests that do not enjoy fish! The very finely minced red onions lend a slight crunch and the capers explode with each bite adding a salty balance to the sweet herby mustard sauce that covers the delicate fish. This recipe uses fresh dill. Quick enough for a weekday meal but delicious enough to serve company. Pair it with steamed vegetables or homemade coleslaw and a baked potato for a complete meal. This recipe was created for RSC #10. Good luck to all the entrants!"
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place whole salmon fillet inside a 13X9 baking dish. Pour wine over salmon and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and finely minced onion.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes basting with wine every 5 minutes or so. Do not overcook the salmon.
  • In a small sauce pan over very low heat combine sour cream, cream, Dijon mustard, honey, fresh dill and the juice of one lemon (about two tablespoons or so). Stir sauce until warmed.
  • Remove salmon from oven. Place servings on plates, top with sauce and sprinkle with capers. Enjoy!

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  1. Claudia Dawn
    Interesting blend of flavors, very unique and NcMysteryShopper has to be highly praised for her creativity.
  2. Kittencalrecipezazz
    well being a lover of capers *and* wine, I could not pass up making this recipe, and I was not sorry, Cheryl this is wonderful, DH and myself enjoyed this tonight, thank you for creating such a great recipe!...Kitten:)
  3. efmurphy3
    Terrific dish. Will make again. I modified the sauce somewhat, adding horseradish to taste, replacing the dill with marjoram, substituting light cream for heavy cream. Side dishes to consider with this: roasted radishes using sliced garlic rather than herbs, asparagus lightly dressed with lemon vinaigrette dressing. Killer dinner and, sauce excepted, fine at room temp.
  4. Bonniejscaccia
    My husband always requested salmon Teriyaki style I tried this hoping he would like it, he absolutely loved it and request it often. Only change used a shallot instead.
  5. Linda P.
    Some of these pictures the fish used does. Or look like salmon. Looks like a white fish was used. But equally good I am sure!


  1. Bittersweetened
    This was a wonderful way to have salmon, the flavors blended nicely. I added shallots instead of red onions and I omitted the capers due to preference. Still tasted wonderful, thanks for this tasty recipe!
  2. hotlids
    OH WOW! Not only was this dish incredibly delicious, it was ready in NO TIME!!! For a healthier version I used fat-free sour cream, omitted the heavy cream and thinned the sauce with a dash of skim milk instead. I doubled the onions on salmon and was VERY generous with the pepper; served it over a bed of baby spinach with baked whole wheat pita. Definitely a keeper - perfect recipe for a large dinner party because there is virtually no prep time (oven does all the cooking) and is so impressive!!!
  3. Siren Chef
    This was delicious - my favorite way to eat salmon so far! This is the first recipe I can say will go in my regular rotation. Added extra onions, used low-fat sour cream and substituted the cream in the sauce for more wine :)
  4. wendyt57
    I used 1/8 c, mustard after reading the comments by other reviewers. We enjoyed this very much! I used vadalia onions instead of red onions, as we like a milder onion, and I didn't want it to overpower the other flavors. It's a keeper and I'm adding it to my other favorites!



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