Characterized by soft, feathery leaves that grow up to three feet high, dill is an aromatic herb with a slight licorice taste.
How to Choose Dill
Choose sprigs that are bright in color (no browning or discoloration) and have a fresh fragrance. Use fresh dill whenever possible. Dried dill, while universally available, has minimal flavor.
How to Store Dill
Wrap the herb in a slightly damp paper towel and store it inside a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 days; the delicate fronds wilt quickly after being picked.
How to Prepare Dill
Just before using, wash the dill and blot it dry with a paper towel. The herb loses its flavor when heated, so either add it at the very end of cooking or use it as a garnish.
How to Use Dill
Dill is classically paired with fish and potatoes, used in dips, and added to pickling brines for cucumbers.
Real Simple Dill Recipes:
- Halibut With Tomato, Orange, and Dill
- Rice Pilaf With Sautéed Onions and Dill
- Rice Pilaf With Feta and Dill
- Rice Pilaf With Almonds and Dill
- Roasted Potatoes and Lemon With Dill
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