Dill – Herb With Amazing Healing Properties
Delicate and with pleasant taste, dill is an excellent complement to many dishes, especially soups. The dill is a herb that originated in Southeast Asia and has since spread to Europe. It is a plant whose essential oil has the best flavor and the whole herb contains this oil. Dill has a pleasant smell, grown and multiplied in the gardens.
The dill is best when used fresh as it rapidly loses flavor when allowed to dry. However, it can be frozen, as it preserves its taste over several months at least, so frozen dill is certainly better than dry.
By taste, the dill combines the taste of parsley, celery and anise, with a subtle thread of lemon. As such, it is ideal for use in dishes with fish, especially salmon and tuna, soups, dishes with eggs and cheese. It is as a good additive to the bread and other baked goods, in pickles, and it is excellent in potato salad…
In the context of combining with other spices it goes best with garlic and pepper because this combination gives a special Mediterranean flavor to almost any dish (try for example with pork roast).
In culinary uses
The leaves of the dill are a great addition to the fresh sire, the fruits of the sea and pasta. Seeds of the dill can be added to rice, the dishes with meat and vegetables. The difference between the leaves and seeds of the dill are in their piquancy. When you need a sharper flavor, then it is better to add seeds. Modern times require speed and breakfast which can be taken at work, so you need to stress the fact that dill is very tasty as an addition to sandwiches. We suggest three dishes that are prepared quickly, and very tasty.
Tip – Dill is used as a natural preservative. When preparing domestic pickled cucumbers for pickles, in each jar add leaves or dill seeds of this plant.
The dill improves the appetite, but it is also has lots of healing properties. Dill tea prevents vomiting and is a good remedy for cramps and insomnia. Moreover, this tea promotes breastfeeding. It is a common ingredient in children’s medicines due to its reassuring action. Chewing the seeds of the dill is good for refreshing breath while crushed seeds added to the bath can strengthen the nails.
Recipes With Dill
Ingredients: 2-3 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon oil, few twigs of dill, 3dl soup, a little salt.
Preparation: Fry the flour with oil, but be careful so it wouldn’t thicken. Add the soup mix so it wouldn’t create lumps. In a smooth mixture add finely chopped dill. Add salt and cook, stirring constantly until it boils. Serve with boiled meat, fish, vegetables.
Fried chicken in dill
Ingredients: ½ kg chicken fillets, 2 eggs, 100 grams of breadcrumbs 100 grams of sesame spice, frying oil, dill, salt, pepper.
Preparation: Cut the chicken fillets, season them with spices and let the oil sit. Mix the eggs with flour and season with spices so that the mixture is slightly thicker than pancake batter. Take the grain crumbs and mix them in the sesame spice with the dill. First sprinkle the chicken with flour on all sides, then place the meat in the mixed eggs and finally put it in the grain crumbs and spices and fry in heated oil.