Recipe: Roasted salmon with dill butter

This is a pretty simple but really awesome dish. The smell of the salmon roasting in butter and dill is simply divine. Is all the butter used healthy? Hell if I know, but the salmon turned out great–moist, succulent, crispy skin, indescribable scent of dill. Season the fish with whatever spices you want, smother on softened butter mixed with dill, toss in the oven–et voila!


  • 2 salmon fillets (or suprêmes or pavés, if you want to be technical), skin on
  • 1/4 to 1/3 of a stick of butter, softened
  • Dill, dried or fresh (probably 2 teaspoons of dried dill, 1 1/2 tablespoon if fresh)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley to finish (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Soften the butter by letting it sit out for a few minutes or warm in the microwave for a few seconds.
  3. Mix in the dill.
  4. Season the fish with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Spread the dill butter on top of the fish, retaining a small bit.
  6. Once the oven is read, warm an oven-safe pan and drop in the remaining butter, making sure it cows the pan completely.
  7. Lay the fish fillets into the pan, skin side down, and put the pan into the oven.
  8. Cook for about 20 minutes, depending on desired doneness and the oven. About halfway through, take the pan to and baste fish with the dill butter.
  9. Take it out and eat!

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