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A main course using fresh dill--other than salmon.

escondido123 May 15, 2012 06:41 PM

I got some great fresh dill at the Farmers' Market and would love to highlight it in a main course--but my husband is not a big fan of salmon. Suggestions please.

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    fourunder RE: escondido123 May 15, 2012 06:56 PM

    Tzatziki.......for Grilled Chicken, Lamb or Pork

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      Jerseygirl111 RE: escondido123 May 15, 2012 08:56 PM

      Shrimp salad. Ina Garten has a nice recipe.



      1. ipsedixit RE: escondido123 May 15, 2012 09:03 PM

        Roast chicken




        Egg salad

        1. todao RE: escondido123 May 15, 2012 09:05 PM

          Pork roast. Stuff a pork loin with fresh dill and garlic.

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            escondido123 RE: todao May 16, 2012 08:58 PM

            Never heard of that, thanks!

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            Joebob RE: escondido123 May 15, 2012 11:26 PM

            There is a Swedish recipe for veal (in a cream and egg sauce?) that uses a lot of dill

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              ctfoodie RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 05:03 AM

              Avgolemono soup. Serve with a great crusty bread and and arugala salad. Yum!

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                hazelhurst RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 05:15 AM

                See any Russian cookbook. Soups, crawfish..you name it. For that matter, just about ANY cookbook from the Northern Latitudes east of the North Sea.

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                  gembellina RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 07:06 AM

                  I've made a quinoa casserole based on twilightgoddess'(?) post, that has quinoa in a creamy dill and lemon sauce with tiny prawns and peas.

                  1. JungMann RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 07:54 AM

                    Cha Ca Thang Long (Vietnamese turmeric and dill fish) uses up a lot of dill and is perfect with mild white fish. I also mix dill, yogurt and garlic to make a sauce for ground beef and pasta.

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                      katecm RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 10:07 AM

                      Shred some chicken breast and mix with cream cheese, a bit of mayo, a bit of butter, diced shallots, and a good hefty load of dill. Lemon zest is good, too. Cut puff pastry into squares, put a large dollop of your filling in the middle, and fold the four sides like an envelope. Bake until the pastry is cooked.

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                        chinaplate RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 01:07 PM

                        My favorite thing to do when I get my hands on a bunch of great dill is to make a creamy dill dip/sauce to use for anything.

                        I use low fat silken tofu as a base and add some yogurt with olive oil OR low fat mayo, lots of lemon juice and some zest, lots of garlic, salt to taste (and/or a few anchovies), and whatever else (sometimes other herbs, sometimes scallions, sometimes capers). Whir that up with a huge bunch of dill and you've got a great healthful sauce. We do use it with salmon but also cold chicken, turkey burger sliders, and about everything else (as a dressing for cucumber salad etc.)

                        1. chefj RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 01:32 PM

                          Here is a search the will take you to many Indian Dill recipes. in India dill is used as a seasoning and a vegetable and in large quantities.

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                            chefj RE: chefj May 16, 2012 01:33 PM

                            Sorry forgot the link!

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                            Querencia RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 01:47 PM

                            Not the entree, but my local Persian restaurant adds a lot of dill to rice. And not a main course, but my local Polish restaurant makes a nice soup of chicken broth with mashed potato mixed in it and plenty of dill.

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                              escondido123 RE: Querencia May 16, 2012 08:58 PM

                              Rice with dill sounds great, I think I will try this...any specifics?

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                              cheesecake17 RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 02:04 PM

                              Add lots of chopped dill to chopped peppers, cucumbers, tomato, radish. Top with cubes of feta. Geese and lemon dressing. Good with pita chips.

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                                tzurriz RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 02:26 PM

                                On a hot day there is very little better than a cold poached turkey breast with cucumber dill sauce. Add a fresh garden salad and you have the perfect meal, IMHO.

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                                  hyde RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 03:41 PM


                                  1. mariacarmen RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 03:57 PM


                                    it's one of my favorite persian dishes, served with lamb shanks usually. yum.

                                    1. iluvcookies RE: escondido123 May 16, 2012 08:27 PM

                                      I love mushroom barley soup with lots of fresh dill!

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