Baked Salmon Steaks With Sour Cream and Dill

Baked salmon steaks with dill

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  • Total: 33 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 23 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
492 Calories
26g Fat
8g Carbs
55g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 492
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 55g
Calcium 72mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Dill and sour cream are combined to make the perfect topping for these simple baked salmon steaks. The recipe calls for salmon steaks, but salmon fillets can be substituted. If using fillets, allow about 6 ounces per serving. Salmon steaks (1-inch thickness) will weigh from 6 to 8 ounces.

Potatoes, quinoa, or couscous are excellent side dishes to serve with salmon. Vegetables (and legumes) that go particularly well with salmon are asparagus, cucumbers, peas, spinach, chard, red cabbage, and lentils.


  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon steaks (or fillets)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon onion (very finely minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • Dash freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (full fat is more flavorful, but may use reduced fat)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (finely grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • Garnish: lemon wedges

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for salmon steaks
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  2. Heat the oven to 350 F/180 C/Gas 4. Butter the bottom of a shallow baking dish.

    Butter pan
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  3. Arrange the salmon steaks in the buttered baking dish.

    Arrange salmon in dish
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  4. In a small bowl combine the lemon juice and onion.

    Combine lemon juice and onion
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  5. Sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of the lemon-onion mixture over each salmon steak. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    Sprinkle mixture onto salmon
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  6. Bake, uncovered, for about 20 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork or a minimum of 145 F.

    Bake uncovered
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  7. Remove from oven and spread sour cream over salmon steaks.

    Spread sour cream over salmon
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  8. Sprinkle with lemon zest and dill.

    Sprinkle with lemon zest
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  9. Return to the oven for 3 minutes.

  10. Serve the salmon hot with lemon wedges.

    Serve with lemon
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  11. Enjoy!


  • To make this a whole meal, try pairing these salmon steaks with basic roasted potatoes and easy creamed spinach.
  • The American Heart Association considers one serving of fish, meat, or poultry to be 2 to 3 ounces cooked.