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Coriander

Coriander or Cilantro, is my favourite herb and unfortunately it is the only one I can’t seem to grow. Coriander has been around for thousands of years and added in so many dishes to make amazing flavours.  Archaeological evidence suggests Coriander is native to the Middle East and Southern Europe. It was used by the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. Romans used coriander to flavour their bread and preserve their meat whilst travelling.

Coriander is particularly rich in Vitamin A, K and Potassium, but also has vitamins B, C and E, it’s also a wonderful source of dietary fibre. Medicinally Coriander has been used for digestion problems including upset stomach, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhoea and intestinal gas. It is also used to treat mouth ulcers, toothaches, conjunctivitis, joint pain and inflammation as well as infections caused by bacteria and fungus.

Why not try some of these ideas using Coriander:

  • Toss through fresh Salad
  • Add to stir-fries and bland vegetables
  • Use to flavour soups, carrot and coriander is delicious.
  • Use in a laksa paste with garlic, ginger, turmeric, lemongrass and chilli and salt reduced fish sauce, this is great with chicken or prawns.
  • Use to garnish meat, fish or vegetable dishes.
  • Add to meatballs, meat or vegetable burgers and other homemade dishes.
  • Add to stocks.
  • Use in marinades, coriander mixed with light soy sauce is particularly nice over chicken and vegetable skewers.

What are some of your favourite recipes using Coriander?

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