Dill is an annual herb and has a blue-green, wiry leaf. Fresh dill is a pleasant and decorative herb. It is closely related to fennel. In contrast to fennel, dill usually only forms one stem that can grow up to 60 cm. The leaves are very finely indented.
In the kitchen, dill combines well with sour ingredients, like vinegar, yoghurt and sour cream. Fresh leaves can also be used in soups, fish dishes, with muscles and eel. Finely chopped, dill also goes well with cheese and vinaigrettes. Dill leaves are added shortly before serving to prevent flavor loss.
Dill is hard to store. Picked stems quickly become limp. Therefore, always us dill as quickly as possible after purchasing.