Dill Sauce Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: March 20, 2020 Modified: July 26, 2021
Dill Sauce Recipe

This dill sauce is easy to make since it uses simple ingredients like mustard and mayonnaise to achieve that thick and tangy flavor. Dill weed gives it a fresh aromatic herb flavoring. Its light and creamy texture with a hint of tanginess go well with the rich taste of cooked fatty fish. In fact, it is the perfect dill sauce for salmon or trout. Try topping this baked salmon dish with our dill sauce, and discover how it deliciously amps up the flavors of a seafood dish. 

Tips on Making Dill Sauce 

Since we’re making a cream sauce for salmon or any delicious fish recipes, we want it to be simple yet flavorful. That is why we’re here to give you a few preparation tips to consider when making this homemade dill sauce recipe.

  • Add in a squeeze of lemon juice for that extra tanginess. Aside from the mustard’s strong and sour taste, you can add in a squeeze of lemon to add more tang and citrusy flavor into the dip. 
  • Whisk until it emulsifies for a smooth and creamy consistency. It’s important to mix it well so that it’s not too runny or clumpy when you pour it into the salmon or use it as a dip.
  • Let it chill in the refrigerator for a while. This will allow the flavors to settle and blend before serving. 

How To Make Dill Sauce

This dill sauce recipe is wonderful with salmon patties or baked salmon. It might be a simple sauce but it sure does pack a punch when it comes to flavors.

Prep: 5 mins
Chill: 30 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Dijon-style mustard, prepared
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well until it emulsifies.

  2. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Can I freeze dill sauce?

Yes, you can store and freeze dill sauce in the freezer to extend its shelf life. It freezes well as long as it’s stored properly inside an airtight container. When ready to serve again, make sure to let it cool at room temperature and try mixing it a few times.

What do you eat with dill sauce?

Aside from pairing this sauce with salmon or any seafood, you can also use it as a dip for steamed artichokes. Its mildly sweet and nutty flavor when steamed tastes well with an added tang. You can also top it on your roasted potatoes or serve it alongside a delicious main dish like flavorful herb-infused lamb meatballs.

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Conclusion

This dill sauce recipe is the perfect topping sauce to give your fish an extra savory taste. Make this flavorful condiment in just 30 minutes!

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