Fresh vs. Dried Cilantro

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by dr. zoidberg, May 22, 2006.

  1. dr. zoidberg

    dr. zoidberg

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    Cilantro is rapidly becoming one of my most favorite herbs. The taste, the aroma, the eye candy! I dont usually use an entire bundle of cilantro from the grocery store and kinda hate to waste 1/4 of it. THEN, i was at a natural foods store and saw their spice section with dried cilantro and thought HMMMMmmm.

    does anybody know how much is lost in flavor and aroma when using dried cilantro?

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  2. chrose

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    All of it! Seriously, Cilantro is one of those items that dried cannot duplicate the fresh. You might be better off freezing the fresh stuff or making an oil with it.
     
  3. cakerookie

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    Ever thought about a cilantro oil. Olive oil and fresh cilantro in a blender.

    Best Regards Cakerookie...
     
  4. dr. zoidberg

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    Thanx for the replies. i believe i will try the Cilantro/EVOO thing. it was something that had crossed my mind anyway, but had not had the gumption to do it. (till now!) Thanx all
     
  5. chrose

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