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Poached Salmon With Dill Sauce

This salmon recipe is one of Sweden’s most traditional dishes.

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Poached Salmon With Dill Sauce / Gerd’s Inkokta Lax

Served with a mayonnaise cream sauce with loads of freshly cut dill, this salmon recipe is a Swedish classic.

Serves 10


6 cups of water

2.5 tablespoons acetum or white vinegar

2.5 tablespoons salt

10 whole white peppercorns

10 whole dried pimento peppercorns

1 carrot, halved

1 yellow onion, quartered

1 bundle of dill

1 bay leaf

1/2 pound cooked shrimp

Thinly sliced cucumber, pickled onions for serving

Dill sauce, recipe follows


Preheat the oven to 350º F. Put all the ingredients except the salmon in the water. Boil the broth for a couple of minutes. Put the salmon in a big oven pan with the skin bottom down. Pour the boiling broth over the salmon and transfer to the oven. Leave in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Garnish with shrimps, thinly sliced cucumber and pickled onions. Serve with boiled potatoes and dill sauce.

Dill sauce


1/2 cup whipped cream

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon sugar

Pinch salt

Freshly ground white pepper

Lots of freshly chopped dill


Whip the cream, then mix in the Dijon, sugar, salt, and pepper, then fold in the dill.