Brined Salmon With Dill and Garlic Compound Butter

Transform your everyday meal into a gourmet feast with the Real Salt Brine Kit!  Brining is an easy way to infuse your salmon with unforgettable flavor. Top it off with our zesty garlic and dill butter, serve over rice or veggies, and get ready for rave reviews. 


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • Pinch of Real Salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp.  fresh dill, chopped
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Serve over rice or cooked veggies 


  1. Prepare the brine by adding 3 Tbsp. of Real Salt Brine Kit mix to 3 cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and let the brine cool to room temperature. 
  2. Pour the cooled brine over the salmon fillets, making sure they are fully submerged. Let them brine for 4-6 hours in the refrigerator. 
  3. Remove salmon from the brine, pat dry, and allow them to air dry. 
  4. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. 
  5. Season the salmon with Real Salt and pepper.
  6. Cook the salmon fillets for 3-4 minutes, depending on thickness, on each side until cooked through and golden brown. Set aside. 
  7. In a separate bowl, combine softened butter, a pinch of Real Salt, chopped garlic, chopped fresh dill, and the juice of half a lemon.
  8. Stir until combined. 
  9. To plate, place cooked salmon on a bed of rice or cooked veggies. Garnish with a generous dollop of the compound butter mixture. 
  10. Serve immediately.

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Comments (3)

Connie McCracken

Made this!!!! Very delicious!!!
Redmond Life replied:
So glad to hear that, Connie! I can’t wait to make it!

Danny Wathen

You guys are great!!! AJ Richards turned me on to your products, and may I say they are fabulous!!! I’m just an ole farmer that loves good stuff.
Can’t wait to try your Brining Mix.
Thanks for keepin things real!!
Redmond Life replied:
Thanks for your enthusiasm, Danny! We love the brining mix, and we think you will too. Also, did you know that Redmond makes great products for the farm? Check them out at Redmond Agriculture.

Connie Swanger

This is a wonderful feature, but a print option would be perfect for us old timers that still want a paper copy for a recipe. Instead I have to go to Word, copy/paste it & then print it out. A print feature would be perfect!
Redmond Life replied:
Hi Connie! Thanks for your feedback. A print recipe feature is in the works! It should be arriving soon.