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Old 05-11-2005, 02:50 PM   #11
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I personally would never recommend substituting parsley for cilantro unless you are only trying to add color. The flavors are absolutely nothing alike. It would be like substituting orange bell peppers for an orange. Same color, but much different taste. JMHO.
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Old 05-11-2005, 03:10 PM   #12
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agreed gb! i substitute cilantro for parsley in chicken soup BECAUSE it changes the flavor. it makes the soup taste kinda like thai, especially if you add that rooster hot sauce, sriracha. (thai/jewish fusion penicillin? )
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Old 05-11-2005, 03:13 PM   #13
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When I read your post about adding half cilantro and half parsley Bucky, I made a mental note to try that next time. It got my mental taste buds going like you would not believe!

I love cilantro in soup. As a matter of fact I think the first time I ever noticed that taste was when I was eating a Thai soup. I kept asking everyone with me what that awesome flavor was. I could not figure it out. I have been hooked ever since.
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You wouldn't get the same flavor when you substitute Italina flat leaf parsley for cilantro but that's the whole idea! It gives the texture and parsley still has a nice fresh flavor.

I love, love, love, love cilantro. There are no fence hangers when it comes to cilantro! lol
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Old 05-11-2005, 04:52 PM   #15
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I can't answer for other European countries, but here, Coriander is usually the leaves coriander seeds is a different story. All the Asian food stores sell it in great big bundles - I keep a huge bunch in the kitchen on the worktop. As well as scenting the kitchen, it makes a great breath freshener, just like flat leaf parsley!
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Old 05-11-2005, 05:06 PM   #16
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I personally would never recommend substituting parsley for cilantro unless you are only trying to add color. The flavors are absolutely nothing alike. It would be like substituting orange bell peppers for an orange. Same color, but much different taste. JMHO.
That's the point. If they don't like cilantro, they wouldn't want to add anything that tastes similar to it. It would be for color, texture, and a milder fresh herb flavor.
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Old 05-11-2005, 05:09 PM   #17
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I can't think of anything off the top of my head where cilantro and parsley are interchangable at all. Except maybe this Brazilian salad I make sometimes which uses both. In that you could use either by itself.
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Old 05-11-2005, 05:10 PM   #18
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Cilantro is one herb that is always available in in the produce department in the grocery store here. I almost always use fresh when a dish calls for leaves. Salsa without cilantro isn't even worth the effort, IMO... guess you can tell that I'm in the "loves it" faction.
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I think the point is being missed about parsley and cilantro being interchangeable. They are VERY interchangeable in the right recipes. I've even made a chicken spaghetti and along with the tomato sauce used cilantro in it and lime. It was very good. Not in every instance but in those instances where someone does NOT like cilantro you can very easily substitute Itialian Flat Leaf Parsley - like I said in my post and Iron Chef said in his - for the texture, the color, and it still has a fresh taste.
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Old 05-11-2005, 05:26 PM   #20
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I still disagree that they are interchangable. Why would you put parsley in salsa if someone hated cilantro? It would change the taste. Why not leave it out?

I think chicken with tomato sauce, lime and cilantro sounds good. But was there also basil and oregano or rosemary?

I still can't think of a recipe besides that salad where IMO they are interchangeable.
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