Dill. an aromatic herb worth to be tried
If you do not know it, try it: you will be satisfied
Fresh plants at the Stara Zagora market, Bulgaria
Fresh plants, wrapped in plastic, Uzhgorod supermarket, Ukraine
Plants harvested in flower Simferopol market, Krim republic
The inspiration for this post came after a visit at the Danubiana market, in Cesena, where I went to buy some dried dill, that was finished. Since it was unusual to have an Italian customer buying this herb, the shop assistant wanted to show me also the dried bunches; additionally, he told that next Monday fresh dill would have been available. He however recommended to go early, since the product quickly goes out of stock.
Dill is an aromatic plant, very popular in Eastern Europe, where I got to know it, as well in Scandinavian countries. In these places, is used to flavour many dishes, somewhat like parsley in our cuisine: to season vegetable preserves, especially cucumbers and tomatoes, soups, potatoes, fish etc. It is sold in the local markets, as in supermarkets, as well, in different forms: see some images that I caught in Eastern Europe. Following these experiences, I adopted dill and now I am using it to create some personal recipes, of whoch you can see a couple of images.
In synthesis, dill aspect is similar to our wild fennel, but its flavour is quite different. In case you want to test yourself with some “fusion” kitchen recipes, just try: you know where to find dill; in Romanian shops, ask for “marar”, is the Russian ones, for “Укроп”, and good appetite.
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Dried plants, wrapped in horseradish leaves Mukachevo market, Ukraine
Tomato preserve, seasoned with dill