Dill Weed Q&A
What is dill weed?
Dill weed is an annual herb made up of dried leaves of the dill plant (Anethum graveolens). Its leaves and seeds are used in cooking.
How do you use dill weed when cooking?
Dried dill is most commonly used in seafood and fish recipes, especially salmon. Its best suited for quick cooking processes. If using in a longer process like roasting or braising, it should be added toward the end.
What is the difference between dill weed and dill seeds?
While both dill weed & dill seeds are edible, they are very different in flavor profile and uses. Dill weed is a buttery herb with a warm, grassy aroma and notes of anise and lemon; whereas dill seeds are more bitter, and used for pickling, breads & salads.
What is the difference between dill weed and fennel?
While fresh fennel fronds and dill are similar in appearance with thin, feathery green fronds, they differ greatly in taste. While dill does have subtle anise notes in addition to its signature bright, grassy flavor, fennel has the distinct flavor of black licorice.
What spices go well with dill?
Dill pairs well with many other flavors and spices, including lemon, garlic, basil, parsley, paprika, horseradish, and mustard.