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Recipe – Salmon in a Cheese and Dill Sauce

It feels like it has been a little while since I posted a recipe so today I wanted to share with you a lovely fish dish.

I made my Swedish meatballs for dinner the other night and found myself with half a packet of fresh dill to use up and it makes a wonderful accompaniment to fish, especially salmon.


3 tablespoons of butter

3 tablespoons of plain flour

About 200ml of milk, depending on how thick you want your sauce to be

A handful of cheddar cheese, grated

A bunch of fresh dill, chopped

Salt and pepper

2 salmon steaks

How to make it

  • Preheat you oven to 180°C, Gas Mark 4
  • Begin by making a simple white sauce. I know there are several methods for doing this but here is how I make it, just like my Mum showed me!
  • Melt the butter in a non-stick saucepan
  • Add the flour and mix well
  • Keep stirring for a minute or so to cook out the floury taste
  • Add the milk, a bit at a time, stirring constantly
  • After a few minutes, you should get a sauce-like consistency
  • Add the cheese and dill and stir until the cheese has melted
  • Season to taste
  • Place the salmon in a lightly greased ovenproof dish and season with salt and black pepper
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the top and place in the oven (I had a little bit of sauce left over so I served this on the side when the salmon was cooked)
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown
  • Serve with potatoes and greens

I am happy to say the sun is shining so I am hobbling out to the garden to make the most of it while it lasts! x


About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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