Dill is a versatile herb that can be used in many recipes. In this blog post, we will show you how to cut dill like a pro so that you can make the most of this flavorful herb.
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Dill is an aromatic herb that is used in many cuisines around the world. It has a distinct, earthy flavor that pairs well with fish, poultry, and salads. Dill is also a key ingredient in pickling cucumbers.
If you’re working with dill for the first time, you may be wondering how to properly clean and cut the herb. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do just that:
1. Rinse the dill under cold water to remove any dirt or debris.
2. Cut off the root end of the dill plant.
3. Trim away any yellow or brown leaves.
4. Cut the dill into thin strips using a sharp knife or food processor. If using a food processor, pulse the dill until it’s finely chopped – be careful not to overdo it, or you’ll end up with a mushy texture.
5. Store the cut dill in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Step-by-step guide on how to cut dill
Assuming you have a bunch of dill, a knife, and a cutting board:
1. Pick the leaves off the stems. You can discard the stems or save them for another use, like making stock.
2. Rinse the dill leaves and shake off any excess water.
3. Spread the dill leaves out on your cutting board.
4. Using a sharp knife, cut the dill leaves into thin strips, being careful not to bruise them.
5. Once all of the dill is cut, give it a final rinse and shake off any excess water.
6. Your dill is now ready to use!
Tips on how to store dill
Dill is a herb with a long, thin stem and delicate, feathery leaves. It has a fresh, slightly acidic taste that goes well with fish, potatoes and other vegetables. Dill is best when used fresh, but it can also be frozen or dried for later use.
To store dill, cut the stems from the leaves and place the leaves in a damp paper towel. Wrap the paper towel around the leaves and place them in a plastic bag. Place the bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator where they will keep for up to one week.
To freeze dill, cut the stems from the leaves and chop the leaves finely. Place the chopped leaves in a plastic bag and seal it tightly. Squeeze all of the air out of the bag before placing it in the freezer where it will keep for up to six months.
Dried dill can be found in most supermarkets near other spices.
Recipes that feature dill
Dill is a versatile herb that can be used in a variety of recipes. Here are some of our favorite dishes that feature dill:
-Dilled Salmon with Lemon and Dill
-Dilled Chicken Salad
-Dilled Potato Salad
-Dilled Egg Salad
-Dilled Cucumber Salad