Using Cilantro
Answered by: Yvonne Tremblay
Question from: No Name Given
Posted on: November 22, 2003

I was wondering, what is cilantro used for in cooking foods?

Cilantro is commonly used in Indian and Asian cooking. It is used with hot dishes and give them an authentic flavour.

CILANTRO (also called fresh coriander or Chinese parsley) Growing: An annual; grow in full sun to partial shade; goes to seed easily; plant every two weeks for steady supply

Flavor Profile: Citrus and sage

Uses: Chicken, fish, lamb and rice, pasta or vegetable dishes. Also good in salsa, taco fillings, black bean and corn salad, lentil or black bean soups; in butters for vegetables or fish. Distinctive flavor found in Caribbean, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican or Latin American dishes. Seems to go well with most =93hot=94 cuisines. Seeds (coriander) also used, can be collected and ground.

Note: Leaves do not retain flavor well when dried.

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