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Drowning in Dried Dill

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justaddwater Nov 12, 2008 10:01 AM

A huge bag of bright green dried dill grabbed my eye on a recent trip to a Lebanese market. I have absolutely no idea what to do with it. Are there recipes out there that could make a serious dent in it? I've come across some ideas, but they all seem to require not much more than a teaspoon or two. I'm thinking more along the lines of a half cup or more...

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  1. chowkari RE: justaddwater Nov 12, 2008 10:12 AM

    Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Dried dill is excellent in mashed potatoes.

    Greeks use a ton of dill in their vegetable dishes.

    Dill pairs nicely with mustard - maybe you can do a cold dill/mustard-based potato salad?

    Dill is also great with salmon.

    A half cup is pushing it for a dried herb, but it will last so don't feel pressured to use at ton of it straight-away!

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      lhb78 RE: chowkari Nov 12, 2008 01:12 PM

      One of my favorite brunch dishes was a poached salmon filet with a dill cream sauce- great suggestion chowkari!

      put some in tuna salad, in veggie dip, put in inside a whole roasted fish...

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      HillJ RE: justaddwater Nov 12, 2008 12:56 PM

      Create a dill butter and a dill cream cheese for use now or later.

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        jerry i h RE: justaddwater Nov 12, 2008 07:30 PM

        I had the same problem a few years ago. So much heavenly herby smell, so few places where it fit. The only recipes were it worked was potatoes: fries, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, latkes, and such. We ended up tossing 2/3 of the bag of dried dill we had, simply because it lost its power.

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