Coriander can be added to cooked dishes, such as stir-fries and curries, but the flavour is best preserved when eaten raw in salads, salsa and dressings. Buy online at BuyFruit.com.au.
Coriander, also known as cilantro, is an herb found most often in Asian and Mexican cuisine. It has a distinctive flavour, blending mild spice with a light, fresh hint of lemon. The leaves, stems and seeds can all be eaten and will add texture to recipes. Coriander can be added to cooked dishes, such as stir-fries and curries, but the flavour is best preserved when eaten raw in salads, salsa and dressings.
Choose coriander with bright green, fresh looking leaves and firm stems. Avoid bunches that have yellowed or blackened leaves. If the roots are attached, store the bunch upright in a container of water, covered in plastic. If there are no roots, wrap it in a damp paper towel and put it in a plastic bag in the fridge. It should remain fresh for three to four days and should only be washed directly before use.
Did you know? Coriander that is purchased in dried and ground form is made only from the seeds of the herb. The seeds have a slightly more pungent, peppery flavour than the fresh herb and will yield different flavour results when added to recipes.