Salmon with Cucumber Salad and Dill Sauce

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Prepare the sauce up to one day ahead, and refrigerate. Wild salmon is in season now, available in many fish markets and grocery stores; its rich, vivid flavor will only make the dish better.

Yield: 4 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 347
  • Calories from fat: 49%
  • Fat: 18.7g
  • Saturated fat: 3.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 6.7g
  • Protein: 35.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.2g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 102mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 283mg
  • Calcium: 68mg

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh dill, divided
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 English cucumber (about 1 pound)

Preparation

  1. Combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons dill, 2 tablespoons vinegar, shallots, rind, juice, and garlic in a bowl, stirring well; cover and chill.
  2. Sprinkle fish evenly with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish to pan, and cook for 3 minutes. Turn fish over, and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add wine; cover and let stand 3 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
  3. Using a vegetable peeler, shave cucumber lengthwise into ribbons to yield about 2 cups. Combine cucumber, remaining 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, and remaining 1 teaspoon dill in a bowl; toss gently to coat. Place about 1/2 cup cucumber mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 fillet and 2 tablespoons sour cream mixture.
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