Lemon and dill cream sauce

    15 minutes

    This sauce is absolutely delicious and can be had with pretty much any type of fish or even chicken. I like it with atlantic salmon the most, and generally serve it with a garlic mash and sauteed greens. After I couldn't find the original recipe I had to do a trial and error run with the sauce but am confident I now have it better than the original.


    Queensland, Australia
    17 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 40g butter
    • 1 tbsp plain flour
    • 1 tbsp cornflour
    • 2 tbsp fresh dill - finely chopped
    • 100ml cooking cream or fresh cream
    • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • 1 egg - at room temperature

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:5min setting  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Melt butter over low heat in small saucepan/pot, when fully melted and just starting to bubble remove from heat
    2. Combine the flours then mix into melted butter with a fork to make a smooth paste
    3. Add the dill to the paste and combine well
    4. Add a quarter of the cream and whisk into paste until smooth, then gradually whisk in the remainder of the cream
    5. Whisk through lemon juice until sauce is smooth and combined well
    6. Add salt and pepper then return to low-med heat and stir constantly until heated through and starting to thicken
    7. Whisk the egg before adding to the sauce, then whisk egg through sauce until combined well and smooth
    8. Allow sauce to stand for 5 minutes before serving to allow for it to settle and thicken slightly
    9. Serve with Atlantic Salmon, other seafood or chicken. ENJOY!


    You can omit the lemon juice and add 1/4 cup of white wine instead for a different flavour - it makes for a thinner sauce but is still delicious.

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    Thank you! It was so easy and tasty!!  -  07 Oct 2014


    lovely flavour but rather thicker than I thought it would be; perhaps I should have done flat tablespoons rather than rounded ones...  -  15 Dec 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)