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Lemon & Dill Compound Butter Grilled Salmon

Lemon & Dill Compound Butter Grilled Salmon

A flavorful compound butter of fresh dill and citrusy lemon perfectly seasons salmon fillets wrapped in foil and grilled. The compound butter can be made ahead to ensure a quick summer dinner.

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10 min
Prep Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time


Compound Butter

1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill

1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic


1 pound (1-inch-thick) fresh salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Lemon slices, as desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all compound butter ingredients; roll in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

  3. STEP 3

    Cut 2 (18x12-inch) pieces heavy-duty aluminum foil. Fold sheets together to create 18-inch-long packet. Spray foil with no-stick cooking spray. Lay salmon pieces, skin-side down, into middle of foil. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper.

  4. STEP 4

    Place one-fourth (about 2 tablespoons) compound butter on top of each salmon piece. Bring long sides of aluminum foil together; seal top and sides of packet.

  5. STEP 5

    Place foil packet onto grill. Cover; grill packet 11-13 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork.

  6. STEP 6

    Place lemon slices and additional fresh dill on top of salmon for serving. Serve immediately.

Tip #1

These salmon packets also be baked at 400°F for 12-15 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork.

Nutrition (1 serving)

270 Calories
19 Fat (g)
95 Cholesterol (mg)
290 Sodium (mg)
1 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
23 Protein (g)
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