Dill seed is very popular in Northern and Eastern European
cooking. The predominant flavor in pickles, dill is also paired with fish
in every fashion-from seafood boil to Scandinavian herring in cream sauce.
From India. Dr. Semrau, a longtime customer from the well-known Semrau
hotel in Upper Michigan, gave us his family's recipe for shrimp/crab/fish
boil. Mix in equal parts, whole dill seed, whole caraway seed and coarse
kosher salt. Add 1-2 TB. of this mix to 2 quarts water and simmer 20 minutes
before adding seafood.