Moink in the Wild: Roasted Salmon With Dill Butter

We were happy to partner with Emily at My Everyday Table for this delicious and easy Roasted Salmon with Dill Butter recipe!

Roasted Salmon with Dill Butter is an easy, yet elegant dinner. Serve it with the house salad and bread for a complete meal.

Roasted Salmon With Dill Butter

No one has to know this easy entertaining secret! It’s called compound butter, which is really just a fancy word for butter and herbs. Shhhhh!

And it’s perfect on many things, but this dill compound butter is perfect on roasted salmon. You put a little chunk of the cold butter on the hot salmon, and it melts delicious buttery-dill flavor into the fish. YUM. It’s also fantastic on grilled bread or fresh vegetables. You’ll definitely have some leftover, so try it with some roasted or sautéed vegetables.

Roasted Salmon With Dill Butter

HOW DO YOU MAKE ROASTED SALMON WITH DILL BUTTER

Get yourself some high-quality salmon. (I like to get mine from Moink, learn more about Moink here but they ship farm-raised meats and wild-caught seafood straight to your door!) Then it’s as simple as roasting it in the oven and serving it with a flavorful dill butter. Salmon is so versatile, you can keep it really simple like this recipe or delicious Salmon Cakes or Baked Panko Salmon, or add a little more flavor like these Healthy Salmon Tacos.

The dill compound butter is a simple mixture of softened butter and fresh dill. Mix together and refrigerate. That’s it!

Roasted Salmon With Dill Butter

WHAT DO YOU SERVE WITH ROASTED SALMON WITH DILL BUTTER?

I like to keep things simple and green with a delicious “house salad” and some garlic toast. House salad is essentially the favorite go-to side salad at our house! It’s salad greens (already washed and trimmed for speed) + tomatoes + cucumbers + avocado + goat cheese + green onions + homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing. You’ll probably want it to be your house salad, too.

Roasted Salmon With Dill Butter

ROASTED SALMON WITH DILL BUTTER

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

DESCRIPTION

Roasted Salmon with Dill Butter is an easy, yet elegant dinner. Serve it with the house salad and bread for a complete meal.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 oz. container fresh dill
  • 8 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp. salt and pepper
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 8 oz. grape tomatoes
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 small avocado
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 1 head bibb lettuce (or 7 oz. bag)
  • 1 lemon
  • 32 oz. (2 lb.) salmon filet
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • loaf of artisan bread

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven to 475 degrees.
  2. Prep ingredients:
    Chop fresh dill and mix with 7 Tbsp. of butter. Refrigerate.
    Mix the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper into a small jar and shake until emulsified.
    Slice cucumber in half moons.
    Slice tomatoes in half.
    Thinly slice green onion.
    Cut avocado into small chunks.
    Wash and gently tear lettuce.
  3. Put the remaining 1 Tbsp. of butter onto a large baking sheet and put it into the oven. As soon as it foams (about 1 minute), take it out and place salmon, skin side down on the pan. Season with salt and pepper and bake for about 8-12 minutes, until it flakes easily.
  4. While the salmon is cooking, compile salads either on plates or on a large platter. Spread out lettuce and top with cucumber, tomatoes, green onion, avocado, crumbled goat cheese, and a sprinkle of fresh pepper. Top salad with dressing and place a dollop of dill butter on salmon and serve with toasted bread with olive oil or the extra dill butter.

NOTES

  • Get your kids involved. They can: stir together dill butter, help make salad dressing, tear lettuce, season salmon with salt and pepper and arrange salad.
  • If you use smaller 6 oz. fillets, they shouldn’t need more than 8 minutes.
  • Use extra dill butter to saute vegetables.

I took my most recent Moink Box, and turned it into 8 different easy, delicious family meals… like this one! Check out the other recipes now.

We can’t wait to see what sorts of recipes you make with your Moink Box! Be sure to tag us @moinkbox or #GetMoinked so we can see your yummy creations. Enjoy!

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