Using Dill Herb in your Kitchen

Dill Seeds "Gewohnlicher" Heritage German Heirloom Variety, Very Fragrant

Dill Seeds “Gewohnlicher” Heritage German Heirloom Variety, Very Fragrant

Using Dill herb in your recipes can become an interesting adventure. Dill can do wonders to otherwise blend recipes.

My daughter loves Dill herb and does not mind eating it every day either in breakfast or lunch. My mother in law used to prepare this herb with grated coconut and it tasted great. Recently, I tried using it without the coconut (for reasons like reducing the fat content) and it tasted great.

Ferry Morse Herb Garden

Ferry Morse Herb Garden

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit

The feathery touch of dill herb gives an edge to savory dishes. The herbs go well with eggs, cheese, veggies and chutneys. It tastes excellent with fish and poultry too.

The Organic Herb Garden

The Organic Herb Garden

How to Use Dill Herb Correctly?

The best way of enjoying Dill is to blanch it in hot water for few minutes till it releases its fresh aroma. For this it has to be boiled for few minutes till it changes its colour and turns dark green. I usually use the tender stem along with the leaves. For best results don’t chop the bunch, cook and eat it without cutting. This ensured the flavours remain intact. You can have this delicious snack in morning breakfast. Add black salt and freshly grounded pepper to enhance the flavor.

The mild flavor of dill tastes similar to licorice and hence it does great with mashed potatoes. Add some butter and chopped dill to the potatoes and cook it for 4 to 5 minutes till it releases the zest. You can use dill in pickles and salads, try sprinkling the freshly chopped dill on any savoury recipe and you will get a new twist to the already known recipes.

Fresh dill snipped from the kitchen garden is the zestiest version when compared with what you get from groceries and supermarkets. You can use dried dill herb but the flavor of freshly chopped dill is incredible. In many parts of the world, they are called dill weeds and discarded which is a terrible mistake. This delicious green herb has thin, wiry thread like foliage and grows in clusters,

Perfect for the summer, it is used in herb smoothies as well. The herb makes seafood extremely delicious, vegetable soup with garnishing of dill herb tastes exotic. You can use dill in bakery products. Try mixing it in dough and you will get a unique flavor in bread

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