Steamed Salmon with Yogurt Sauce

The interaction between the greek yogurt and the dill seems to give this dish its flavor. I’d never steamed seafood before but I think it turned out decent.



  • 4 5-ounce salmon fillets
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp minced green onions
  • 6 large Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Place salmon, skin side down, on large plate; sprinkle with 1 tsp lemon zest, garlic, cumin, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, to make sauce, stir together yogurt, dill, scallion, and remaining 1 tsp lemon zest in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Arrange lettuce leaves in bottom of large steamer basket. Sprinkle salmon with salt and arrange skin side down on top of lettuce. Set steamer basket in large skillet over 1 inch of boiling water. Cover tightly and steam just until fish is opaque in center, 6-8 minutes. Serve salmon with sauce. Discard lettuce leaves. Serves 4.

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