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Difference between parsley and coriander(cilantro)?

Cilantro The leaf on the left is Coriander - it's a slightly lighter green, and has rounder leaves. Botanical Classification Coriandrum sativum is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. Uses All ...
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What can I do with cilantro stems?

The stems are edible too. They look nicer in the food though if you chop them up a little, instead of leaving the long stems intact. If you are in the habit of making any kind of brothy soup (chicken ...
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How to defrost coriander / cilantro?

Frozen supermarket coriander/cilantro is perfectly good to use whilst cooking. Very similar to adding stems for flavour. You'll never get fresh looking leaves to finish the dish from the ice blocks, ...
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What can I do with cilantro stems?

The stems are commonly recommended as a substitution for cilantro root, which is commonly used (in small quantities, since it is a rather potent aromatic) in thai cuisine.
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Are there other foods that are known to be not your taste based on genetics?

This is an interesting question which I researched a bit, since I used do have night-mares of cilantro when I came first into contact with it in Portugal. There are a lot of articles (like the ones ...
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What is the measurement of 1 1/2 cups of cilantro leaves into ground cilantro

The two are not interchangeable. One is fresh leaves; the other is ground seeds. They don't taste anything like one another. At a push you could use fresh flat-leaf parsley. It would add some '...
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Removing Pesticides from Herbs like Cilantro

Fruits are fairly easy to clean things off of, because they tend to have thick rinds and/or hard exteriors (apples, oranges, bananas, etc.); so pesticides sit on top, and we just have to wash them off....
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How do I properly cut leafy herbs like basil?

Strips of herbs is called a chiffonade: Stack the leaves together. Roll the leaves into a cigar shape Slice across them. I typically use a chef's knife. If I have multiple herbs, I'll wrap the ...
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What's a good substitute for cilantro?

I too have the so-called "soap-gene", but after 8 years living in Mexico, I have come to tolerate cilantro. Still, for several years I sought alternatives. Parsley is not, except visually. A mix of ...
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Difference between parsley and coriander(cilantro)?

The most obvious visual guide would be to look at how the leaves are connected to the main stalk. Look at each joint where the stem is connected to the little branches (petiole?) to the leaves. for ...
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How does dried cilantro relate to fresh?

It tastes foremost of "generic dried herbs" - the typical hay-like, bitter taste with a note of cilantro. It is mostly sold so people can put a checkmark next to the "cilantro" line in a recipe. ...
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What can I use in Thai curries instead of cilantro or coriander root? (Allergy)

Just leaving it out is unlikely to result in a disappointing curry - some commercially sold panang pastes omit the coriander root too. What they do not usually omit, though, is the ground coriander ...
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How to defrost coriander / cilantro?

In most cases, if frozen food has unsatisfactory texture after thawing, the damage has either already been done while freezing (which might depend on the freezing process used - shock frosting vs ...
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Removing Pesticides from Herbs like Cilantro

One of the easiest methods (for washing produce) is to fill a clean sink a clorox water wash (~1tsp clorox per gallon of water). As for leafy items (like Cilantro and leaf lettuce), swishing it around ...
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How does dried cilantro relate to fresh?

Dried cilantro brings a mild herbaceous favor to soups and stews but it is not a substitute for fresh cilantro. If you take the notion of subbing for the fresh stuff off the table, dried cilantro is ...
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What's a good substitute for cilantro?

Culantro (eryngium foetidum) seems to have many of the flavors of cilantro without the soap taste. I can't say for certainty how similar they are, because the soap flavor is so overwhelming to me. ...
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What's a good substitute for cilantro?

For the special case of just using it as a green, herby garnish on top of an asian dish: In some cases, thinly sliced spring onion greens will do fine (different flavor, same function: be green and ...
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What's a good substitute for cilantro?

Papalo - cilantro on steroids.
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