Grilled salmon is my favorite fish recipe. I like the flavor of it, how easy it is to prepare, and how healthy it is. The cucumber dill sauce here only makes it better!
The salmon is seasoned simply for the grill. The cucumber sauce is mellow and refreshing with a little crunch. I have used both fresh dill and dried dill, and I’ve used Vidalia onion slices as well as red onion, it doesn’t matter. It’s the combination of it all with sour cream, vinegar and seasonings that makes for a dish good enough for company.
Bill gave this dinner a rave review and I seconded it!
It’s simply good summer-time eating!
Grilled Salmon w/Cucumber Dill Sauce
Ingredients for salmon:
4 salmon fillets
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and seasoned pepper
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
For cucumber sauce:
½ cup sour cream
3 tablespoons chopped dill
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 cucumber (2 cups) thinly sliced
½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
Salt and seasoned pepper, to taste
Preheat grill to medium-low heat.
Season salmon with salt and pepper.
Scatter fennel seeds over salmon and press in so they do not fall off during grilling.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Place on grill and cook about 5 minutes per side, turning once.
Meanwhile, whisk together sour cream, dill and vinegar.
Add cucumbers and onion.
Season with salt and pepper, and mix well.
Serve salmon with cucumber sauce.