Dijon Dill Cream Sauce

>> Monday, November 23, 2009

You would have thought that the secret ingredient in my apartment last night was dill. I have a compulsion when I buy fresh herbs to use them immediately and in as many dishes as possible. A fresh herb is a terrible thing to waste :)

Inspired by an episode I saw on 30 minute meals, this dijon dill sauce is a great compliment to any salmon dish, and it's incredibly easy to make. With only four ingredients and about 5 minutes, there is no reason why you can't try this sauce tonight :)

Ingredients (for TWO people - that's right didn't cook this one just for me!):

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon for dijon mustard (that may be a lot for some people, but I love dijon mustard)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of freshly chopped dill
  • 2 teaspoons of capers

Pretty straight forward - mix together in a bowl and chill before serving on top of fish :)

This is the perfect partner for the lemon-dill salmon I posted earlier in the month. With our meal I made some smashed potatoes, very similar to the potato salad from this summer and some pan roast mushrooms. The creamy, cool, sauce was a nice compliment to the buttery fish and the addition of the capers added a salty bite.

I will be making this sauce over and over again.


Lemon Dill Salmon

>> Friday, November 13, 2009

So in an effort to take off some of those dreaded holiday pounds I am going to attempt to eat better this week, which basically to me means staying away from all the fried foods (what sinfully tempters they are though...)

Anyways in true Frugal Foodies fashion this recipe is super easy and can be executed extremely quick. We're talking 15 minutes or less.

Ingredients (for 1)

  • 1 Salmon filet (5-6oz)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh dill (if using dried dill, use less)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Set the oven to broil.
Coarsely chop dill. Take lemon and slice into 1/8 in slices (you'll need about 6). Place three lemon slices on the cookie sheet and sprinkle with some of the chopped dill.
Salt and pepper salmon filet and pat dill into salmon. Drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil then place the remaining three lemon slices on top.
Place in the oven for about 5-7 to minutes until flaky.
I served it with some shallots, mushrooms and green beans that I quickly sauteed in a little bit of butter and wine.
This was a quick and healthy recipe that can be created in about 15 minutes, not to mention it looks pretty too :)



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