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Salmon With Lemon and Dill
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Skillet Salmon With Lemon and Dill Cream Sauce

Skillet salmon with lemon and dill cream sauce - delectable, creamy, delicious. Pair it with shell pasta and a side salad, and you have a complete meal and a match made in heaven!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Savory With Soul


  • 1 pound salmon portions (about 4 ounces each)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 large lemon, (2 tsp zest and ¼ cup juice)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp dry dill weed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper


  • Add oil to skillet and heat to medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add salmon to hot skillet and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Flip salmon. Peel skin off and discard. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove salmon from pan to a large plate or platter.
  • Add oil, garlic, and dill to pan with heat on low-medium. Saute for 2-3 minutes or until garlic starts to brown.
  • Add lemon zest, lemon juice, cream, salt, and pepper. Heat until bubbly and a bit thickened (don't boil).
  • Add salmon back to the pan to warm salmon. Serve right away over pasta or rice.