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Old 05-16-2006, 11:22 AM   #11
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I don't think you can replace cilantro with anything.
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:54 AM   #12
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well i think corriander can be a good substitute for it.
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:14 AM   #13
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I wouldn't hesitate to use the leaves of the corriander plant if I didn't have cilantro for a recipe!

(I was responding to Sarah's post. I should have added a smily face or two.)
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:24 AM   #14
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Wait am I missing something here? I thought corriander and cilantro were the same thing (the leaves that is).
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:33 AM   #15
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In the UK, the leaves of the plant are called coriander, just like the root and seeds, whilst I think the leaves are called cilantro in the USA and some other countries.

I always have a huge bunch sitting on one of my kitchen windowsills - it is really cheap to buy huge bunches at one of our local Indian grocer shops.
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:32 AM   #16
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I can't say anything replaces cilantro(coriander leaves, dhania, etc etc...)Cilantro has a taste that is very particular, then again all herbs do I just can't see myself replacing it with anything, parsley tastes so different.
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:37 AM   #17
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I just can't see myself replacing it with anything, parsley tastes so different.
Yeah it would be like replacing flour with sugar
They might look very similar, but they do not taste anything alike.
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:40 AM   #18
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Yeah it would be like replacing flour with sugar
They might look very similar, but they do not taste anything alike.
Absolutely!
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:05 AM   #19
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I agree with most people here that the distinctive aroma/flavour of cilantro/fresh coriander is impossible to replace with something else to make the taste similar. I tried also with parsley with a dash of grated coriander seed, it was good, but not exactly the result that would have attained with the fresh coriander LEAVES.
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:58 AM   #20
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IMO, coriander seeds and fresh coriander leaves taste entirely different.
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