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Salmon with Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce (Keto)

This pan Seared Salmon with creamy lemon dill sauce will leave your mouth watering, without the guilt of a high carb meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto, salmon recipe, salmon with creamy lemon dill sauce
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 588kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 4 salmon fillets 4 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 lemon juice
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • Tabasco (dash) optional


  • Lemon slices
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill


  • Mix the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder together in a bowl. 
  • Liberally rub seasoning mixture over the salmon and lightly rub it in.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet at medium-high heat for about 2 minutes until pan is hot. 
  • Sear the salmon fillets face down for about 3 minutes until cooked halfway up the side of the fillets.
  • Flip the salmon and cook another 3 minutes or until the other half is cooked all the way.
  • Carefully remove salmon from the pan, and set on a plate.
  • Add butter to the skillet, and minced garlic, and cook 1 minute, add in sour cream, dried dill, lemon juice, heavy cream and chicken stock, and a dash of Tabasco if desired.
  • Stir well so it is well mixed. Taste and adjust seasonings to preference. 
  • Let simmer until reaches desired thickness. 
  • Add salmon back into the pan, cover in sauce, and cook 1-2 minutes.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and fresh dill.


Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 1999mg | Potassium: 998mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Vitamin C: 15.2mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg