Salmon with Lemon and Dill

A perfect spring salmon, great for entertaining and SO simple!
Cuisine seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 -5 servings
Author Lane


  • 1-1.5 pounds of salmon try to buy fresh if available
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt divided
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 medium sized shallot chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • a pinch of red pepper or more to taste


  1. Preheat the broiler
  2. Place the salmon on a baking pan, skin side down
  3. Salt the salmon with 1 teaspoon of salt (more if the piece of salmon is more than 1 pound)
  4. Broil the salmon for approximately 15 minutes (check with a fork after 10). The amount of time needed to broil the salmon will depend on the thickness of your salmon fillet. Remove from the oven when just slightly undercooked. Be careful not to overcook.
  5. Allow the salmon to rest for at least 5 minutes (fish keeps cooking).
  6. While the salmon is broiling, combine shallots and wine in a small saucepan.
  7. Cook down until the wine has been reduced by more than half.
  8. Turn the heat to low and whisk in the butter until it is completely melted.
  9. Remove the sauce from the heat and add lemon juice, dill, remaining 1 teaspoon of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  10. Move your salmon to a serving plate with edges or a bowl.
  11. Pour sauce over the salmon (you may not need all of the sauce).
  12. Serve and Enjoy!