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Super Easy Dill Sauce For Salmon

Dill Sauce Recipe For Salmon

  • Author: Helen
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


An easy, creamy and versatile dill sauce with sweet, herby and citrusy flavour, that takes just 15 minutes to prepare and tastes great when served with salmon or trout. 

Serves 2.  Use the scaling buttons below to double or triple the quantity.


  • 4 tbsp butter 
  • 4 tbsp plain flour 
  • 200ml (or 3/4 cup) milk 
  • 300ml (or 1 1/4 cup) fish, veg stock or chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 
  • 1 lemon juice + zest (1 tablespoon of lemon juice)
  • 4 tbsp fresh dill - finely chopped
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 


  1. Place a pan on a medium heat, add the butter and stir in the flour when the butter starts to melt to form a thick paste.
  2. Pour on the milk and add the fish stock and continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
  3. Stir in the ground nutmeg, dill and lemon zest. (Note 1)
  4. Serve with grilled or baked salmon fillets and lemon slices.


  1. The sauce should have a thick and creamy consistency yet still be pourable. Add a little more stock if it is too thick. 
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: stove-top
  • Cuisine: Western

Keywords: Dill Sauce For Salmon