She said she was approaching forty, and I couldn't help wondering from what direction.

~ Bob Hope ~

Garlic Dill Recipes Mama Would Kill For

April 27th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 45 secs

Wait until you taste my garlic dill recipes!

Mama loved dill. She also adored garlic. Put together, garlic dill recipes are a winning combination, likely to put a satisfied smile on any foodie’s face.

Though I’m a pretty limited cook (meaning, I can turn out something tasty) my eldest declares my meals are a bit of a lottery. Ruth, on the other hand, is a most excellent cook. She, like our eldest, has been blessed with an amazing sense for taste. Together, they can analyze all the ingredients in any dish with just a few mouthfuls. That’s not only amazing, it also means they are both brilliant cooks with a natural understanding for a great recipe. Which is why I have two delicious garlic dill dishes today.

Now, if you’re not a foodie, talk of happiness and food won’t connect (so you’ll just have to imagine). But for those of you who do love good food, I’d like to include the occasional recipe or two. And, what better place to start, than with two garlic dill recipes you might not have tried?

(Incidentally, although garlic means garlic, Aussies also use the word “dill” to describe somebody who’s a bit of a fool. So I guess that makes me a “dill endorsing dill”) Enjoy!

Ruth’s Garlic Dill Recipes #1: Whole Roasted Garlic with Dill and Thyme (Serves 4)

Don’t bother serving this up to your kids! Whole roasted garlic is delicious but definitely adult’s only food. Enjoy it as an entrée with your lover or very good friends because this is a garlic splurge.

  • Use 4 whole bulbs of garlic intact, with the rough outer skin peeled off.
  • Sit each bulb on their base on an ovenproof tray.
  • Drizzle cold pressed virgin olive oil all over the bulbs.
  • Place some torn up thyme on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Oven bake for 15-20 minutes at 180C/360F until garlic is squishy inside.
  • Remove from oven and serve with fresh dill, sprinkled over the top and fresh slices of baguette or sourdough bread.
  • Squeeze the cloves onto the bread and spread like butter.



Ruth’s Garlic Dill Recipes #2: Smoked Salmon with Dill Cream on Garlic Toast (Make lots!)

  • Thin slice Turkish bread or equivalent and toast golden brown on a sandwich press.
  • After toasting, rub thoroughly with peeled cloves of raw garlic.
  • When toast is cooled a little, add a slice of smoked salmon (lux) on top along with a spoon of sour cream, with finely chopped dill on top.





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