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keto salmon with lemon dill cream sauce on a plate with sauteed spinach
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5 from 3 votes

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!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Keto Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: French
Keyword: dill, easy seafood recipe, keto salmon, lemon sauce
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