Why don’t you like coriander?
Don’t get what the fuss is about coriander? You’re not alone it turns out that your great dislike for the herb is actually genetic.
Professor Russell Keast, a specialist in sensory and food science at Deakin University explained to Women’s Health that it’s actually our sense of smell that is responsible. “It’s these receptors that determine what we taste when we eat coriander,” Keast continues. “Depending on your smell receptors, you may experience a soap-like flavour, rather than the herby flavour others experience.”
How to grow coriander
It is possible to grow your own coriander in Australia but they are notoriously difficult. They enjoy hot, dry summers and wet winters but don’t like getting too cold.
Where to buy coriander
Alternatively, you can purchase cilantro or coriander from your local fresh food grocer or supermarket for around $3.00 per bunch.
How to store coriander
To extend the shelf-life of your coriander keep it moist in your fridge by wrapping it in a damp tea towel or submerging the roots in water. Alternatively, you can freeze it in a snaplock bag.
With its Spanish roots, you will often find coriander a hero in Mexican and Spanish cuisine.
Here are some of our favourite recipes featuring coriander.
Onion, orange & coriander confit
Transform an abundant batch of onions into this more-ish preserve to serve with cheese or cold meats or stir into casseroles and sauces. Given a couple of weeks to develop its flavours, this confit makes for a fabulous edible gift. Read more.
Bacon and egg breakfast tacos
No breakfast menu is complete without bacon, and these bacon and egg breakfast tacos are as delicious as they sound. Read more.
Roasted Pumpkin with Pepita and Coriander Dressing
Serve the perfect side to your main meal. Read more.