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Dill Butter Salmon

Salmon filets, painted with a paste of butter, dill and herbs, then roasted in a high oven. The result is a simple, healthy and delicious entree that will be enjoyed by all.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: NA, salmon
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Sweet Daddy D

Here's What You Need

  • 2 pounds Salmon Filets

Dill Butter Paste

  • 1 stick Butter soft but not melted
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of half lemon
  • Generous pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme

Here's What You Do

  • Mix all ingredients for Dill Butter Paste together in a small bowl, set aside for about 30 minutes. Butter should be soft but not melted.
  • Lightly oil a heavy baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  • Prepare salmon by slicing into four equal pieces across the filet and placing them on the baking sheet, skin side down.
  • Lightly salt salmon and let sit for about 15 minutes
  • Apply Dill Paste liberally all over the top and sides of the salmon pieces, set aside for about 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place salmon in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the salmon from the oven and baste with melted butter and herbs from the pan.
  • Return to oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes under tented aluminum foil


For two pounds of salmon you should end up with about 4 eight-ounce pieces. Adjust that to your preference if needed. The recipe serving size is 8 ounces.

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