Salmon with Cucumber and Dill Sauce

Salmon with Cucumber and Dill Sauce

Dill gives the sauce a warm, sweet taste. In combination with the cucumber it becomes an excellent accompaniment to the salmon.

6 servings
Preparation time: 10 min
Duration: 25 min
Oven temperature: 180° C / 355° F

900 g [1 lb] salmon, one piece from the tail
or a center piece from a large fish
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
100 g [3,5 oz] yoghurt, natural
2 level teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh dill
or 1/2 teaspoon dillfrø
1 teaspoon skim milk or water
1/2 level tsp English mustard
freshly ground black pepper
cucumber into thin slices and
chopped fresh dill for garnish


[1] Place the salmon in a baking dish lined with foil. Pour in cold water to a depth of ca. 1.5 cm / 3/5 inch, fold the foil into a packet around the water and fish. Bake the salmon in hot oven for about 25 min., or til the salmon can be flaked easily.

[2] Meanwhile mix cucumber cubes, yogurt, dill, milk or water and mustard. Season with pepper. Cover the sauce and refrigerate.

[3] Unpack the salmon, carefully move it over on a serving platter and remove the skin. Cut horizontally into fish along the spine and lift up the fillet. Remove the bones and put the filet back on the platter.

[4] Garnish the salmon with cucumber slices and dill and serve it hot or cold with the sauce. Potatoes or whole grain bread and a crispy salad tastes delicious with this summer court.