Pan Seared Salmon with a Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce

Pan Seared Salmon with a Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce is perfectly crispy and flaky salmon that is in the most amazing creamy lemon dill sauce.

I never thought that I would be such a salmon lover.  But here I am.  Completely obsessed.  Salmon is a huge part of my diet and we have it in our house at least once a week.  One of our favorite salmon recipes to make is this Pan Seared Brown Butter Lime Sauce Salmon.   I love a pan seared crispy edge salmon that is perfectly tender and flaky inside.

Whenever we go out to eat I love trying different salmon recipes.  I had this pan seared salmon that had the most amazing creamy lemon dill sauce.  It was one of the best salmon recipes that I have ever had and I immediately made it for myself at home.


How do you sear salmon?

  • Start by adding a Tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet.  Heat to medium-low heat.  Salt and pepper the salmon and place skin side down for 5 minutes.  Flip to the other side and continue to cook the other side for 5 minutes.  Cook the salmon until brown and flaky.

As soon as this salmon is nice and crispy brown you create the most amazing creamy lemon dill sauce.  Salmon and a creamy dill sauce go so AMAZING together!   The sauce is so easy to make but is creamy and delicious with a slight lemon tang.  This meal is so good that I am already craving it again.

Pan seared salmon + a creamy lemon dill sauce = a total dinner win!

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Pan Seared Salmon with a Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce
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Serves: 4
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  1. In a medium sized skillet heat the olive oil over medium low heat. Salt and pepper the salmon and add to the skillet skin sized down. Heat for about 5 minutes and flip the salmon to the other side and cook for another 5 minutes until the salmon is brown and center is slightly pink. Remove salmon and set aside on a plate.
  2. Add the garlic to the pan and cook until tender. Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, and lemon juice. In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and water. Add to the sauce. Let simmer for 3-4 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  3. Add the salmon back to the skillet and heat through. Add fresh dill to the sauce and serve.

More delicious salmon recipes:

Sheet Pan Glazed Salmon 

Sweet Chili Garlic Salmon 



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