This salmon dish is seriously so easy to throw together! I bought some frozen filets of salmon from Target and baked them in the oven. While they were baking, I created a creamy garlic dill sauce to go over the top. Remember: I’m always about making dishes that are approachable and that anyone can make. This is one YOU can definitely make.
For the cream sauce on this fish dish, I used the Full Flavor Foods cream sauce/soup mix. I was introduced to Full Flavor Foods at the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest in Minneapolis in 2018. They are a wonderful company dedicated to making sauces, gravies, and stocks that were made especially for people with Celiac Disease and gluten intolerances. They test all of their products to have gluten level at 5 parts per million (PPM) or less, which is well below the standard of 20 PPM that the Food and Drug Administration has established to be safe for those with Celiac Disease.
These Full Flavor dry packets are so great to help you create your favorite meals in a gluten-free version. And it’s so quick! They call to add either milk or water. That’s it. They’re safe and you can trust them. I love that.
You can buy the sauces at Hyvee if you’re in the Twin Cities. In fact, I have seen ALL of the varieties at the Eagan location. They are about $3.50 per packet. Full Flavor Foods also sells on their website with links to other online sources to purchase them.
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I have a love/hate relationship with Hyvee. I love it because they have a big variety of gluten-free foods, including fresh, frozen, and packaged items. However, I’ve found that they are really overpriced AND every single time I go there, the gluten-free aisles are lined with boxes and the place is just a mess. Why they don’t stock overnight is beyond me. I digress.
Pair this salmon with an easy side of steamed green beans or you favorite veggie and a potato rice or other starch and you’ve got yourself an easy meal! The new Eat Banza chickpea “rice” is one of my new favorites. I actually think it’s more of an orzo type pasta consistency and taste, which is great because I’ve been on the hunt for a good gluten-free version.
Target’s organic brand, Simply Balanced (turquoise packaging – I know you’ve seen it), makes frozen salmon filets that come as four individually sealed 4 oz. filets. This allows you to make them all or save some for later. I followed the directions on the back of the package which says to thaw them out in the refrigerator (OK, I thawed them in a bowl of cool water on the counter…shhhh) and then bake at 350° for about 15 minutes. Before I baked them I patted them dry with a paper towel, drizzled on some olive oil, and seasoned with a little salt and pepper. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and cook at 350° for about 15 minutes. The salmon filet will start to flake when it’s all done!
One little tidbit of info I have for you is to not worry if you see white stuff coming out of the salmon when you’re cooking it. It’s called albumin and it’s just protein within the fish that sort of hardens when it reaches a certain temperature. It’s completely harmless and there really is now way to avoid it. Sorry.
While the salmon is baking in the oven, you can start your sauce on the stovetop. Start by heating a tablespoon or so of olive oil in a saucepan. Add two cloves of finely minced garlic and cook for a couple minutes to soften it up. Follow the instructions on the Full Flavor Foods cream sauce packet and mix it in with 1 ½ cups water. Then add one teaspoon of black pepper and two tablespoons of lemon juice. Let this simmer while the salmon finishes cooking. Add in some freshly chopped dill at the end to add a some freshness and brightness!
Lemon Dill Baked Salmon
- 4 Salmon Filets - Fresh or Frozen
- 1 Packet Sea Salt
- 1 ½ Cups Cool Water
- 2 Cloves Garlic - Finely Minced
- 1 Teaspoon Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice - Equal to the juice of half a lemon
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Dill - Chopped
- If the salmon you are using is frozen, follow the directions on the package to properly thaw them out.
- Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Dry the salmon by patting with a paper towel. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and paper. Place one lemon slice on top of each salmon filet.
- Bake for about 15 minutes until the the fish is flaky. If you're testing the temperature with a thermometer then you're looking to be at 145°.
- While the salmon is baking, start your cream sauce. Heat 2 cloves of finely minced garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan. When it starts to soften, start your cream sauce by adding the 1 ½ cups cool water with the dry Full Flavor Foods cream sauce mix. Whisk until it starts to thicken.
- Add in lemon juice, pepper and fresh dill. If you don't have fresh dill, used dried.
- Heat on low for a few minutes to get all the flavors combined.
- Spoon the cream sauce over the salmon. Garnish with a lemon slice and sprinkle with dill.
If you haven’t seen my others recipes using these Full Flavor Foods sauce mixes, I think you’d LOVE to try my version of a Loco Moco and a super easy carbonara I’ve got coming soon!
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