Dill is a very common herb used in cuisines all over the world. Its spicy taste adds flavor to a wide variety of dishes, whether we talk about vegetables, meat or fish. Dill is also highly appreciated thanks to its curative properties. It is thought that it might be able to stimulate the production of female hormones and to reduce menstrual cramps, although researchers have yet to prove these assumptions.
According to some recent studies, it is possible that regular consumption of dill could also help with depression, thanks to its analgesic properties. It also works great to lower the cholesterol level in your body and may even act as a natural bug repellent.
So, if you decided to integrate dill in your daily dietary plans, these three recipes are not only easy to cook but also healthy and delicious.
Fish salad with dill
The easiest way to mix fish and dill together is in a salad. What we liked about the fish salad is that it can be served both as an entree or as a light dinner or lunch, according to your preferences. You can also choose your list of ingredients and season it with the right spices.
We prefer using grilled or smoked salmon in combination with lettuce, sweet cherry tomatoes, spring onions, and a little bit of grated feta cheese on top or avocado slices. Add salt, pepper, and dill to taste and serve immediately with freshly squeezed lime juice and extra virgin olive oil.
Lemon pepper dill fish
If you plan your next trip with your brand new rod and reel for saltwater fishing, we understand that you won’t have too much patience to cook the food you caught. Thus, we are going to keep things as simple as possible in the kitchen and allow you to enjoy your fishing game.
This recipe only requires a few ingredients such as haddock fish fillets, half a cup of butter, lemon pepper to taste, three tablespoons of lemon juice, and dried dill. Place the fillets in a microwave-safe dish. Cut the butter into small chunks and add it on the fish, then sprinkle the ingredients with lemon pepper and dill according to your tastes.
Add some extra lemon or lime juice and put it in the microwave. Cover the bowl and cook at a high temperature for up to five minutes, until the fish meat is tender and turns white. You can serve the dish with grilled veggies or mashed potatoes.
Baked white fish with dill and tomato
This recipe is also easy to cook and requires only a few ingredients. You are going to need about four large cod or white fish fillets (use a fish fillet knife to make your own or buy the fillets from your regular fish market), one medium-sized onion, one medium tomato, two tablespoons of high-quality butter, chopped fresh dill, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Preheat the oven to 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit and pat the fish dry with the help of some paper towels. Season with freshly ground salt and pepper to taste and let the fish rest for a couple of minutes.
In a small pan melt half a tablespoon of butter and add the sliced onion. Cook for a few minutes until the onion turns slightly brown. Use another baking dish and scatter the baked onions evenly on the bottom of the bowl.
Put the fish fillets on top and add the finely sliced tomato and about two tablespoons of fresh chopped dill. Add the remaining quantity of butter and pour lemon juice to taste. Place the pan with all the ingredients inside the oven and allow to bake for about 15 minutes. If you’re not sure the fish is well done, use a fork to poke the fish fillet easily.
Serve this dish with grilled vegetables, basmati rice or French fries, according to your preferences. Additionally, you can make a sauce using low-fat yogurt, lemon juice, minced garlic, and dill.