Recipe: Yogurt-dill Sauce for Salmon

This smooth, rich sauce transforms a plain piece of poached fish into a gourmet delight.


  • 1 cup plain full-fat yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • A few grinds of black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill


  1. Mix yogurt, lemon juice, egg yolks, salt, pepper, and mustard in the top of a double boiler.
  2. Whisk together and heat over simmering water, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in dill, and cool slightly before serving over poached salmon.

At A Glance

PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes
YIELD: Makes about 1 cup.