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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

INGREDIENTS:

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

PREPARATIONS:

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

INGREDIENTS:

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

PREPARATIONS:

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

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