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Salmon with capers and dill recipe

Salmon with capers and dill recipe.
Salmon with capers and dill recipe. Photo courtesy of Alaska Seafood.

Salmon with capers and dill recipe

Capers pair well with rich, oily healthy fish like salmon, cutting through to add a punch of flavor. This dish can be made in only a few minutes and works particularly well with boiled new potatoes.

  • 4 tablespoons (50g) butter, diced
  • 4 eight-ounce king salmon portions
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed with 6 to 8 tablespoons water
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

Place a frying pan over medium-high heat. When it is hot, add a couple of pats (knobs) of butter, very quickly followed by the salmon, with the skin side down. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown underneath. Turn over, season with salt and pepper, and fry for another couple of minutes, or until the fish is just cooked through. (The timing will depend on the thickness of the salmon fillets and heat of the pan.)

Add the capers, along with the remaining butter, and lemon juice mixture and boil for 1 minute. Season to taste, adding more lemon juice or water, if necessary. Transfer the salmon onto warmed plates, stir the chopped dill into the sauce, and pour over the fish to serve.

Prep time:

5 min

Cook time:

10 min

Total time:

15 min


4 servings

Adapted from Rachel’s Irish Family Food: 120 Classic Recipes from My Home to Yours by Rachel Allen. Copyright © 2013, Collins.