Cooking with Coriander

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Using fresh coriander leaves…

These are used a lot in Asian cuisine, of course, & very popular in Mexican food, too. The Spanish word for coriander is ‘cilantro’ and that’s the name used for coriander throughout the USA.

Asian stir-fries

when cooking an Asian stir-fry, chop up one whole plant (clump?) of fresh coriander and keep it in a bowl near the wok, and just before you serve the stir-fry, add the fresh coriander leaves and stir them through. This gives the dish a wonderful, fresh taste.

Using crushed coriander seeds…

Coriander olives

Mix some crushed coriander seeds into your favourite olives from the deli, along with a dash of extra virgin olive oil, and stir well to combine the flavours and coat the olives. Fantastic as part of an antipasto platter served as an entree before a meal.

Simple authentic Indian curry

Fry together…
Chopped onion, garlic, ginger and chilli for 5 minutes, then sprinkle in crushed cumin, coriander and turmeric. Then add a can of chopped tomatoes. Let it cook for 5 minutes and then you have a curry sauce, to which you can add your meat (chicken, lamb, beef or pork). 1 hour later you have an authentic Indian curry.

 Ingredients
1 onion
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 teaspoons crushed ginger
1 chilli, chopped
1 tablespoon crushed cumin seeds
2 tablespoons crushed coriander seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
400g can tomatoes
500g meat (chicken, lamb, pork or beef)