Gather round the table for a relaxed and cozy dinner party featuring the easiest, most impressive salmon you'll ever make.
Casual Dinner Party
Family-style meals create an instant mood of intimacy. This menu brings comfort, elegance, and ease to the table. First up, we have a stunning roasted salmon. We couldn't get over how delicious and silky-rich this salmon is, or how foolproof the recipe is.
Don't be thrown off by the total time it requires: Think of it instead as a great make-ahead dish, where all you have to do the night of the gathering is pop the fish in the oven for a short time. What you're doing in step 1 is making homemade crème fraîche. It's easy to do; it just takes some time. We love the creamy texture and luscious tang of homemade, but you can substitute purchased crème fraîche or full-fat sour cream. Look for a 3-pound side of salmon with even thickness. Avoid the thin tail end and buy two thicker (1½-pound) pieces if you need to. The dill sauce will keep in the fridge for up to one week.