Do you wash fresh dill before using?
Don’t wash your dill until you are ready to use it.
Dill is an especially delicate herb due to the fact that it has fronds rather than leaves.
The fronds are soft little tendrils that break and bruise very easily.
Proper washing will place stress on them and bruising will speed up the rate at which the herb goes bad.
How do you clean and store fresh dill?
Store the dill in the vegetable bin of your refrigerator. It should last up to a week and perhaps even longer. You can also trim the stems, place in a glass with an inch of cold water, loosely wrap the top with a damp paper towel, and invert a plastic bag over the top before storing in the refrigerator.
How can I preserve fresh dill?
Freezing dill is an easy kitchen activity:
- First, wash the dill in cold water and shake or pat dry.
- Then lay the sprigs out on a cookie sheet and pop them into the freezer to flash freeze them.
- When the dill sprigs are all frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag and return it to the freezer.
How do I dry out dill?
Rinse the dill fronds and flower heads with water to remove any dust and insects. Shake the herbs gently to remove most of the moisture. Thoroughly dry the dill by allowing it to hang upside down to maintain the best shape. You can also lay it out on an absorbent material, such as layers of paper towels.