Creamy Dill Sauce for Salmon

I have always hated salmon, but it is so pretty that I always want to eat it. Finally, I have developed a taste for salmon. Or at least fresh King salmon which seems to be in season at this time of year.

Lucky for us the dill is abundant in the garden as well. Kelsey found us this delicious, simple recipe to accompany our grilled salmon.

For our dinner we grilled:
1 very large salmon steak (1 1/4 pounds)
rubbed with extra virgin olive oil, about 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh dill, salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Served with the dill sauce on the side.

Dill Sauce
In a medium bowl mix together:
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. horseradish
1 tsp. lemon juice
salt & pepper
2 Tbsp. finely chopped dill weed
1 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp. heavy cream (to thin the sauce)


Endive with Ricotta, Almonds & Raisins

I found this recipe on the Real Simple web site.  It is real simple but delicious.

In a small bowl combine:
1/4 cup salted, roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup golden raisins
2 Tbsp. chopped chives
1 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Pepper and maybe more salt to taste

In a separate small bowl mix:
1 cup ricotta
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. onion powder
ground pepper or hot pepper flakes to taste

Separate the leaves of 3-4 endive spears.

Place a dollop of cheese on each and sprinkle with nut/raisin mixture. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil.

I sprinkled the platter with chive flowers because I happened to make this while the chives were in bloom.