Taste and Aroma
Dill's green leaves are wispy and fernlike and have a soft, sweet taste. The seeds are similar in taste to cumin, featuring a flavor that is aromatic, sweet and citrusy, but also slightly bitter.
Quick Kitchen Tips
Store dill in a cool, dark place. Buy the amount that you think you will be able to use within six months.
1 teaspoon dried dill = 3 teaspoons of fresh dill weed
How to use when cooking:
When cooking, add dried dill at the last minute for full flavor and aroma.
Heating brings out the aroma and flavor of dill seed, which is why recipes commonly call for the seed to be toasted in a hot frypan before using.
Dishes it Works Best With
as seasoning / marinade
Soups & Stews
Especially for making pickles
Mix the sugar with the salt and cover the bottom of a shallow dish with it.
Place one side of the salmon filet on it skin-side down and sprinkle seasoning on the meat side. Then cover with plenty of dill and grated zest of orange and lemon.
Place the second side of salmon on it, skin-side up. Cover the fish with the remaining salt-sugar mixture.
Cover the dish with cling-film and weigh down the salmon with a heavy object.
Leave the salmon to marinate in the fridge for 24 hours, then remove the salt, sugar and seasoning. Rinse, if necessary, and cut thinly for further use.
What other Herbs and Spices to Mix With?
, Basil, , Coriander, Cumin, Oregano, Parsley, Tarragon
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