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Salmon with Lemon Dill Cream Sauce

Easy keto recipes can also be tasty keto recipes, like with this keto Salmon with Lemon Dill Cream Sauce. Follow me, Chef Jenn, along as I show you all my tips and tricks to make moist, succulent salmon with an amazing cream sauce!

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Serve the keto Salmon with Lemon Dill Cream Sauce and enjoy!
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This sauce is SOOO good, you’ll be licking your plate – I promise!

And, it’s also versatile. Here, I’ve served the sauce over salmon, but it could go on chicken, your favorite veggies, or just off the end of a spoon. Seriously. It’s that good!

I used to make a lot (A LOT) of cream sauces when working as a chef, and when I retired from that life, I stopped making them so much.

I’m happy to be making them again on keto, because keto cream sauces are so versatile and really aren’t that hard to make.

And, if you like creamy seafood dishes, be sure to check this Salmon with Shrimp in a Creamy Cajun Sauce or add some garlic to your day with this classic keto Shrimp Scampi.

This particular keto seafood recipe also happens to have the benefit of being a one-skillet meal. Who doesn’t love that?

Make this keto one-pot meal in a big 15-inch cast iron skillet, or your favorite non-stick skillet. Also be sure to use a digital thermometer so you don’t overcook the salmon.

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How to Cook Keto Salmon with Lemon Dill Cream Sauce

This keto seafood recipe couldn’t be easier.

Season the salmon and cook it in some butter or oil, just a few minutes per side.

Then, remove the salmon, sautee the shallots, add a touch of chicken stock and let that reduce, and add the remainder of the cream sauce ingredients.

That’s it!

Chef’s Tips

  • Use a good quality salmon for this dish, you want it to shine!
  • Make sure you have your fishmonger remove the pin bones, or take them out yourself with tweezers
  • The fish can be skinless or skin-on, just make sure it is scaled!
  • This keto salmon recipe makes lots of sauce but it can easily be doubled if you want more sauce.

What To SErve with This Dish

You want a nice, bright veggie to go with this dish, and one that doesn’t have competing flavors. I’d opt for Roasted Broccoli or these easy Zucchini Noodles. This keto Cauliflower Rice is also a tasty complement to this dish.

Does This Keto Recipe Freeze?

No, not really.

Cream sauces are notoriously hard to freeze as they will often separate without cheese or something in there to help bind them.

Also, you probably don’t want to freeze the salmon, especially if it was frozen to start with! It’s better to eat this dish fresh.

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Salmon with Lemon Dill Cream Sauce

Decadent enough for keto entertaining but easy enough for a weeknight dinner, this keto salmon recipe has a sauce that's going to make you want to lick your plate!
Course Keto Dinner Recipes
Cuisine French
Keyword dill, easy seafood recipe, keto salmon, lemon sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 438kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 1 pound salmon filet cut into four filets
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 2 tbsp butter divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Melt some butter or add half the oil to the pan. Sautee the salmon for 2-3 minutes per side, or until it reaches 145-F. Set the salmon to the side.
  • Add the remaining butter or oil to the pan. Sautee the chopped shallots over medium-high heat for a few minutes until soft and translucent.
  • Add the chicken broth and simmer, reducing the chicken broth by about half.
  • Add the cream, Dijon mustard, capers, and dill to the skillet. Simmer gently for a few minutes, letting it thicken (by evaporation) a bit. Add the lemon juice and zest at the last minute.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve over the salmon. Enjoy!



Serving: 1salmon filet | Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 675mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1097IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbohydrates: 5g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

about jenn

Hi, I’m Jenn!

I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

10 thoughts on “Salmon with Lemon Dill Cream Sauce”

  1. I love salmon and 100% agree that fresh fish is necessary. I particularly am not a fan of frozen salmon. This is going to be added to next week’s dinner menu. I like to try something new every week and am so looking forward to this.

  2. Except for the capers this could be my absolute favorite salmon meal. I love how you play with dijon mustard and chopped dill in the cream. A perfect combination on a bed of spinach.

    • Capers are not for everyone, this is true. Even without the capers, this would be a tasty dish! Hope you can try it soon!

  3. 5 stars
    OMG, this sauce was AMAZING!!! Very easy and absolutely delicious! We definitely be making this again! Thanks so much for a keeper recipe.

5 from 3 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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