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Old 05-13-2006, 08:58 PM   #1
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What to replace Cilantro with?

I like small amounts of cilantro in some recipes - but not alot of people like it. What would be a good replacement for it. I thought parsley. Any other ideas thanks

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I think Cilantro is an entity unto itself so I'm curious about what others will come up with. It has a flavor & aroma like nothing else I know. What sort of recipes are you using it for? Are you going for looks or taste?
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Old 05-13-2006, 09:53 PM   #3
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Italian or flat leafed parsley can be used in place of cilantro a lot of times. It does depend on what you are making though... If its something like a salsa I'd just omit it altogether. (and if you are making a salsa, cumin seed adds a nice delicate smoky flavour)
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:09 PM   #4
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If you are looking to replace it based on what it looks like then flat leaf parsley, but if you are looking to replace it's taste then I wouldn't bother as it has it's own unique taste.
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Old 05-14-2006, 10:56 AM   #5
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i use it in salsa, dips and soups and there is a couple of chix dishes,
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Old 05-14-2006, 07:30 PM   #6
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Its used alot in Thai,mexican,moroccan,tex mex and indian dishes{dot not feather}
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:04 PM   #7
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I agree with GB.

If it's for looks only, like as a garnish-- flat leaf parsley.

If it's for taste, which is most of the time, as in salsa, dips, etc. -- leave it out.

Flat leaf parsley has a very distictive taste which is totally difft. than cilantro.
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Old 05-15-2006, 04:18 PM   #8
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I agree with all who have said don't replace it if it is in for flavor, nothing tastes like it, and if people don't like it (and lots don't), just leave it out ... OR ... you can clean a bunch and put in a little vase on the side, or chop and put in a saucer or small bowl on the side. People tend to like this option. This way people who want that bright flavor with their salsa or Thai food can have it.
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OR ... you can clean a bunch and put in a little vase on the side, or chop and put in a saucer or small bowl on the side. People tend to like this option. This way people who want that bright flavor with their salsa or Thai food can have it.

Excellent Idea!
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Old 05-16-2006, 05:52 AM   #10
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Great Idea Thanks All
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