Salmon Steak with Mayo-Dill Dressing

This salmon dish is wonderful for three reasons: it’s absolutely delicious, it’s a no-brainer in terms of preparation, and it can be cooked quickly in the microwave. In other words, my kind of dish.


It’s also tried and true—a family dish for special occasions such as my birthday last Sunday. My spouse put it together, but with some under-his-breath muttering as I was making him measure the ingredients for the blog. He’s a slap-it-together kind of cook so I was, I’m afraid, inhibiting his creativity.

Still, he patiently helped me with the photography…well, it was my birthday, wasn’t it?

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Makes 2 servings


  • 1 salmon  steak
  • 2 tbsp. low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • Cooking spray


  1. Spray a shallow glass pan with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare salmon for microwave cooking by rinsing the steak and removing the narrow tail ends. (These have a tendency to explode in the microwave.)
  3. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and dill.
  4. Using your fingers, spread ½ of the mayo-dill mixture on one side of the steak.
  5. Place the steak in the pan with that side down.
  6. Spread the remaining the mayo-dill mixture on the side of the steak that is up.
  7. Cover pan with wax paper or paper towel.
  8. Microwave at High for 3-6 minutes, depending on the thickness of the steak. (Salmon will be done when the meat is no longer translucent. You don’t want to overcook and dry it out. We sometimes cut into the steak after cooking the minimum time to check if it’s done or not.)
  9. Cut into two pieces and serve.

For Weight Watchers: ½ the mayo-dill mixture is worth 1.5 points on the PointsPlus plan. The value of the salmon depends on its serving size and will require weighing.

2 thoughts on “Salmon Steak with Mayo-Dill Dressing

  1. A variation on this for those times you don’t have fresh dill on hand. Try mixing the mayo with Dijon mustard on a three to one basis. One of my favorite “easy” dishes. If you’re using a fillet instead of a steak, just ice it with the mayo/mustard combo. Yummy as all get out.

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