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@ Aspen Hill,
 
Good afternoon. I enjoy fresh cilantro in cuisines as previously mentioned in the regional cuisines of Mexico, Thailand, India and Peru ...
 
Haas Guacamole especially ...
 
Do you employ cilantro herb in a specific dish ?
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hoser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 April 2012 at 02:56
The specific dishes I make that absolutely require cilantro (yes, stems too) are chimichurri, pico de gallo, and Thai cucumber salad.

I'm sure there may be a few more that slip my mind at present.

on edit..almost forgot...I could not make my ceviche' without it either Big smile
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I'm one of those people that could eat a bunch of cilantro, and enjoy it.. I have no problems as far as the flavour.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pitrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 June 2012 at 09:56
I must be one of the strange haters.  It doesn't taste soapy at all to me, but I just don't care for the taste of it. I find it quite over powering in most dishes, to the point that it's all I can taste, and I don't particularly care for it's taste. However that's not to say that I won't eat it. My wife makes a pretty mean salsa with lots of cilantro in it, and I can eat tons of that. But if it were up to me, I would leave it out.
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I like cilantro or we call it coriander in South Africa. The only time I cannot stand it is when it's mixed with lentils. For me once you do that it's as if the lentils were cooked in pool water.
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Interesting. You call both the seeds and the green bits coriander?
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Originally posted by AK1 AK1 wrote:

Interesting. You call both the seeds and the green bits coriander?
So do we, Darko, we write it as koriander.
There's a little logic in it as leaves and seeds come from the same plant. Cilantro is simply spanish for coriander. It may have everything to do with who introduced the plant first. Even in my country, fresh coriander is known here and there as "maroccan parsely", presumably referring to the people that first introduced the plant over here.
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Might be logical, Chris. Or it just might be the North American penchant for giving different forms of a thing different names. The same way, for instance, that dried poblano peppers transmute into ancho peppers.
 
Could also be that for a long time Americans did not cook with the seeds. So when foods calling for them became popular, we just went with coriander, rather than calling it cilantro seeds, cuz that's what the recipes specified.
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Funny thing is I hated it for years and all of a sudden, I love the stuff. Maybe the thing about your taste buds changing is true. I have four plants growing. Thumbs Up I like to harvest the seed heads for the coriander. Love that stuff too.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TasunkaWitko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 July 2012 at 09:44
love coriander ~ that alone would make it worth growing cilantro.
 
interestingly, when i made Salat al-Jazar recently, i cut the coriander in half, and didn't hate it at all - it seemed to work very well with the other flavours, so maybe it's just a matter of what it's going with?
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   In addition to using the leaves and the roots, it's also desirable to use the roots...if you can find it!

    I didn't try cilantro until I was in my teens, at first I didn't care for it much...but now I can't imagine not having it in certain foods...Love it!
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Oooh, just nasty,looks so similar to flat leaf parsley, tastes so different.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Margi Cintrano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 March 2015 at 11:43
I had actually forgotten about this post.

Thank you every body for all your replies.

I have honestly found, that CILANTRO is best suited for THAI, PERUVIAN, MOROCCAN, MEXICAN AND INDIAN CUISINES.

Chef Dave Hoser, is definitely correct with the specific dishes he mentioned above.

It seems to be quite a controversial herb. Many love it as I do, and many have a grand detest for it ..

However, in tiny amounts it fufills the flavor quotas in the 4 mentioned cuisines.

Thank you once again.

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