One week to Super Bowl. I know I’ve talked a lot about Super Bowl but hey.. I’m a big football fan! This year, we are throwing a party and since we just moved here a few months ago, we still have quite a bit of clean up to do. This makes for busy weekends and busy nights. I don’t always have time to whip up something magical so a no muss, no fuss dinner hits the mark. This baked salmon was so easy and the dill sauce I topped it with was delicious. Plus it’s cooked in a foil pack which makes for quick clean up.
Foil pack cooking is so fast and easy not to mention there is little to clean up. You can just toss the sheet of foil and only have dish or two to wash. This dinner would also transition well to camping or grilling outdoors. I used to go camping with my girlfriends every few months when I still lived in California. We would leave the spouses and boyfriends at home and embark on our own adventure. We called it “gourmet” camping since we liked to cook up delicious meals and pop open a bottle of wine or two. That was all that was gourmet since we did sleep on the ground in tents. We were too poor for anything else at the time.
So here is a quick dinner for home or by the campfire.
Baked Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
- 2 salmon steaks (6-8 ounce each)
- 1/2 Medium yellow onion (sliced into rings)
- 1 cup packed fresh spinach leaves
- 2 tablespoons butter (divided)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon dill
- 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish (more if you like it hot)
- 1 clove garlic (crushed)
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
Hubby is not as adventurous as I am when it comes to trying new things and is not a huge fan of dill. This was the right about for him for the baked salmon. I personally would have added a bit more horseradish to give it some more kick, but I was nice and kept it to a minimum. But by all means, if you like spicy, double or triple the amount to send it to the next level. How hot do you like it? Would you add more or leave it as is? Let me know.