Cooking with Alison

Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce

In Sides and Sauces on April 12, 2010 at am

When I cook white fish or salmon in a healthy way (ie. steamed or poached), I usually like to pair it with this rich sauce.  I wish I could have taken a picture of the sauce poured over the fish because it looks much prettier than the picture below.  But I accidentally dropped my camera into the sauce and broke it.  My camera was just 8 months old  😦  (Canon SD1200IS, dark grey colour).  I ordered a new one online right away.

Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce Recipe

makes enough sauce (approx 3/4 cup) for 2 to 3 fish fillets

3/4 cup whipping cream

1/4 of an onion, diced finely

3 garlic cloves, minced finely

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp lemon juice

zest of 1 lemon

1 tbsp dill, chopped finely

1/8 teaspoon ground mustard

coarse salt

black pepper

Heat a sauce pot over medium low heat.  Melt the butter and cook the onions and garlic until soft, about 2 to 3 minutes.  Whisk in the ground mustard, lemon juice and cream and bring to a boil.  Add the dill, lemon zest, and salt and pepper to taste (I use 1 large pinch of salt and 2 pinches of pepper).  Lower the heat and simmer until you achieve the desired thickness, about 5 to 7 minutes.  Serve hot.

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  1. You dropped your camera INTO the sauce?? That’s awesome. 🙂

    • Hey Carol! Thanks so much for checking out my food blog 🙂 Yeah, I’m such a klutz. I was trying to take a close up picture and dropped it lens first.

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