I thought this recipe was OUTSTANDING! It made me ask myself why people would go out to eat when they can make this at home and control their calories/fat and have such a delicious meal!! I made no substitutions or changes to the recipe except that I ribboned a bit more than 2 cups of cucumber since there are virtually no calories in the cucumber/vinegar accompaniment to the recipe and I wasn't having a rice or other carbohydrate with the dinner. I have added it to my recipe book and will definitely make again. Would be worthy of a special occasion!
Salmon with Cucumber Salad and Dill Sauce
dbshade Posted: 04/02/10
LaurenM67 Posted: 06/23/09
The sauce is delicious, and I'm sure it would work well on simple broiled salmon as well. I enjoyed the cucumber salad, but next time I will definitely salt and drain the cucumber first-- it was too watery. It's nice to have an alternative to grilled/broiled salmon with various sticky/sweet sauces (teriyaki, mustard-maple, etc.). I will definitely make this again.
PhDcook Posted: 08/13/09
I love to order salmon in dill sauce when I go to restaurants so I was excited to try this recipe. It was pretty good and I would give it 4.5 stars (not quite 5, but pretty great!). I would use a "smallish" garlic clove as my sauce was a little sharp with the garlic. Making the cucumber ribbons was a little harder than I expected but fine--probably easier to just slice, but that's just me. The dill and rice vinegar is really nice on the cucumber and a nice side. I used lowfat sour cream as there is not much of a caloric difference and I hate how ff sour cream tastes. Definitely a great recipe to use up some fresh dill if you have it!
enjenkins Posted: 08/04/09
This dish was very refreshing! It was super fast to make and there was enough sauce to freeze to make again which my husband requested be a regular. We made couscous to go with it and definitely complemented the dish well.
pmarie Posted: 05/08/11
Interesting way to cook salmon; I may use this technique again, but the sauce was disappointing. Too much lemon, not enough dill flavor. I much prefer the tapenade from the Pan-Fried Halibut from Cooking Light. Still looking for the perfect dill sauce . . . sigh.
tweezlebum Posted: 07/15/12
I wasn't a huge fan of the sauce recipe as-is either. When made according to the recipe, the dill sauce was runny & VERY acidic. I ended up adding an entire 8oz container of sour cream, a pinch of salt, & maybe a quarter teaspoon of agave nectar to balance the vinegar/lemon, and I omitted the vinegar when preparing the cucumbers. Next time, I'll skip the vinegar entirely.