- 1 large handful of basil (about 1 cup chopped)
- 1 large handful of parsley (about 1 cup chopped)
- 1 small handful of dill (about ½ cup chopped)
- 1 small bunch of chives (about ½ cup chopped)
- 2 scallions, chopped into 1-inch pieces
- The leaves from 3 stalks of tarragon (stems discarded)
- Juice of half a lemon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons
- 1½ pound salmon fillet
- 1 pound dried fettuccine
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- ⅓ cup capers, drained and roughly chopped
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups frozen peas
- Zest of a whole lemon
- First make the green goddess pesto. In the bowl of a food processor, add the basil, parsley, dill, chives, scallions, tarragon, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Next, rinse your salmon fillet, pat it dry with a paper towel, and season with salt. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the salmon until cooked through on both sides, approximately 5-6 minutes per side (depending on the thickness of the fish and your preference for doneness). When it’s cooked to your liking, transfer to a plate, and with two forks, flake the salmon.
- Next, bring a pot of salted water up to a boil. Boil the pasta according to package instructions until al dente.
- While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and the garlic. Stir the garlic until lightly browned, and then add the capers. Turn the heat all the way down to low, and stir to combine. Add the heavy cream, followed by the peas. Stir to warm the peas through.
- Add the cooked pasta and stir thoroughly until the pasta is coated in the cream. Next, add the pesto and stir to combine. Top with the flaked salmon, additional black pepper to taste, and lemon zest.
- 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups dill pickles, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup pickle juice
- 2 teaspoons fresh dill, finely minced
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Pretzels or chips, garnish
- Place chopped pickles in between layers of paper towels and let sit for 10-15 minutes, or until drained.
- Mix together cream cheese and sour cream together in a medium bowl, then stir in pickles, pickle juice, garlic powder and onion powder.
- Season with salt and pepper, then serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Combine celery, potato, onion, and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; season with kosher salt. Cook, stirring, until onion is tender, 8–10 minutes. Add broth; simmer until potatoes are tender, 8–10 minutes. Purée in a blender with dill; strain. Stir in cream. Serve soup topped with celery leaves, sea salt, and oil.
- 1 large lemon, juice of
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp dill weed
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper
For the Israeli Couscous
- 2 cups Israeli couscous (Pearl couscous)
- Olive oil
- 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
- ⅓ cup finely chopped red onions
- ½ English cucumber, finely chopped
- ½ cup good pitted kalamta olives
- 15-20 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped or torn; more for garnish
- 10 mini fresh mozzarella balls (or 1 cup chopped fresh mozzarella), optional
- To make the lemon-dill vinaigrette, place the vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together to combine. Set aside briefly.
- In a medium-sized heavy pot, heat two tablespoons of olive oil. Saute the couscous in the olive oil briefly until golden brown. Add 3 cups of boiling water (or the amount instructed on the package), and cook according to package. When ready, drain in a colander. Set aside in a bowl to cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients minus the basil and mozzarella. Then add the couscous and the basil and mix together gently.
- Now, give the lemon-dill vinaigrette a quick whisk and add it to the couscous salad. Mix again to combine. Test and adjust salt, if needed.
thinly sliced pumpernickel or rye bread, sometimes called cocktail bread
butter at room temperature
homemade dilled mayonnaise (recipe below)
salt and fresh cracked black pepper
thin slices of smoked salmon
lemon for garnish
1 pastuerized egg, at room temperature
1 cup mildly flavored olive oil, also room temperature
a handful of fresh dill
salt and pepper to taste
a squeeze of lemon
Set oven to 400F
Cut the slices of bread into smaller rectangles. You can make them bite sized, if you like. Spread a very thin layer of soft butter on each slice and toast in the oven for a few minutes until they just start to get crisp. This step is optional, you can also use the bread un-toasted.
Spread a little dilled mayonnaise onto each slice of bread, then top that with a slice of smoked salmon.
Add microgreens, and then season with a little salt and pepper. Garnish with an edible flower, and serve with small wedges of lemon.
To make the homemade mayonnaise: Put the room temperature egg, oil and dill in a jar just large enough to fit an immersion blender. Put the blender down to the bottom of the jar, and turn it on, slowly raising the blade as it emulsifies the mixture. This will only take about 30 seconds. Once it turns to mayo, stop the blending. You can then stir in the salt and pepper, and a little lemon juice, if you like.
- 1/2 pound celery, chopped (outside stalks or celeriac — about 2 cups)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup diced potato
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 4 cups veggie stock
- 1/2 to 1cups milk (optional)
- About 1teaspoons dill weed (2 teaspoons for fresh dill)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons cream
- Stew celery, onion, and potato gently in the butter in a covered pan for 10 minutes. Don’t let the vegetables brown. Add stock or water and 1/2 teaspoon of dill weed. Simmer for 20 minutes if you have a blender, 40 minutes if you use a food mill.
- Blend or purée the soup. Pour through a strainer into a clean pan (to remove the last few threads of celery), adding a little milk if too thick. Bring slowly to just under the boil, seasoning with salt, pepper and more dill weed if required.
- Put the cream into the soup dish, and pour the soup in on top. Swirl round with the ladle before serving, to mix in the cream.
- 10 ounces dried linguine
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 shallot , finely chopped
- 1/2 cup dry white wine (or 2 tablespoons lemon juice in 1/4 cup water)
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 package smoked salmon , cut into thin strips
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Lemon wedges
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish (optional)
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 4 to 6 Kirby cucumbers (about 1 pound), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, lemon juice, and dill. Season with salt and pepper, and whisk well to combine.
Add cucumbers, and toss to coat. Garnish with more dill, if desired. Serve, or refrigerate, covered, up to 4 hours.
5 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
1 bunch watercress
1 bunch dill
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
salt and pepper
1 large vidalia onion
1. Cook the potatoes in their skins until just tender. Cool, skin, and cut into cubes.
2. Coarsely chop the watercress and dill. Be mindful that if you chop dill too fine it tastes gritty. Combine the chopped hard cooked eggs. Adjust the mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk to make a nice thin dressing. I like lots of salt and pepper. This is a very simple, very delicious potato salad. Perhaps one of my favorites. It just might be these Yukon Gold potatoes. They are fabulous and are the only potato to use for mashed. Serving Size: 6
NOTES : This is the potato salad my friends always ask for when we have our annual crab feast.