Market Street Grill Cucumber-Dill Sauce
Market Street Grill Creamy Cucumber-Dill Sauce for Fish keeps people coming back to this much-loved restaurant in Salt Lake, and I love this sauce on fish.
It seems like every summer I get fixated on one particular herb, and this year it’s definitely dill. As soon as my dill plants sprout out a few feathery leaves, I snip them and make another dill-flavored recipe. And the latest thing I made with dill is this creamy cucumber-dill sauce that’s served at one of the best seafood restaurants in Utah.
People who’ve eaten at Market Street Grill in Salt Lake know that this Cucumber-Dill Sauce for Fish is one thing that keeps customers coming back. When I visited Market Street Grill Restaurant recently I saw they were giving out the sauce recipe. Then I met the owners of the restaurant and they gave me permission to publish the recipe on the blog!
No matter what kind of fish I order at Market Street Grill, I always ask for extra sauce, and I love so many different types of fish eaten with this cucumber-dill sauce! Dill is commonly used with yogurt in sauces and salad dressing, but this recipe pairs the dill with equal parts of sour cream and mayo for a creamier sauce. I tried the famous Market Street Grill sauce out on my dad, step-mother, and sister, and they all thought it was great.
At the restaurant this sauce is served with salmon, halibut, scallops, and fish and chips, but it would be good with most any type of seafood. And I’ve discovered this sauce is also delicious on Grilled Zucchini or Grilled Eggplant.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- sour cream
- chopped fresh dill or dried dill weed (affiliate link)
- black pepper
- fresh-squeezed lemon juice, I used my fresh-frozen lemon juice
What if you don’t have fresh dill?
I’ve made the cucumber-dill sauce with fresh dill as well as with the dried variety, which is called dill weed. I do love fresh dill in recipes, and Dill is fairly easy to grow and can be planted in the fall for early dill next spring. And if you neglect your dill plant a little at the end of the garden season, it will happily drop enough seeds to guarantee a good supply of dill the following summer.
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More Delicious Things I’ve Made With Dill:
- 3 medium cucumbers
- 1 cup mayo
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 T chopped fresh dill (see notes)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 3 T fresh lemon juice (see notes)
- Peel cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise, and scrape out seeds with a sharp spoon.
- Cut cucumbers into chunks, then place in food processor and puree.
- Drain cucumbers in a fine-mesh colander, then press down with your hands to squeeze out as much water as you can.
- In a plastic bowl with a tight-fitting lid, mix together sour cream and mayonnaise.
- Stir in pureed cucumbers, dill, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
- Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
If you don't have fresh dill use 2 tsp. dried dill weed. I used my fresh-frozen lemon juice.
Nutritional information is based on 1/4 cup serving size, which is probably a generous serving for most people.
This recipe courtesy Market Street Grill Restaurant in Salt Lake City.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
The Market Street Grill Cucumber-Dill Sauce is a great dish for low-carb or Keto diet plans, and for any phase of the original South Beach Diet. South Beach would prefer light sour cream and mayo, while other low-carb diets would prefer full-fat.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
Market Street Grill Cucumber-Dill Sauce for Fish was first posted in 2008! The sauce is still popular at the restaurant to this day. The post was last updated with more information in 2022.