Originally Posted by Silversage
I do like cilantro. I didn't used to like it, but acquired a taste for it. Now I've reached a point that some dishes just aren't right without it.
Same here. But I like raw fresh cilantro. I once put a bunch of fresh cilantro into some type of braise and it ruined the dish.
But I did not know what I was doing.
I now am much more careful when cooking with it and use as much as possible when fresh.
Originally Posted by taxlady
Then maybe I'll cut down the amount of cilantro in the dish. I hate cilantro, but have never even noticed the flavour in Indian dishes that I know have it. Maybe it changes when it's cooked.
There is a saying.
"If you don't like cilantro, try it again. If you still don't like it, try it again"
It most definitely changes with cooking. It can be very strong and take over the dish. My recommendations are to use fresh raw cilantro first.
Then if your taste changes, you can try using it in your cooking.
But use care. See my above post. Don't make the same mistake I did.
For me, cilantro finishes a dish and I rarely will use it when cooking. I like to use it as garnish as long as its paired with the correct food.