What do you do with coriander? my friend Eleanor asked when she and her husband Dante came for dinner last night. You probably know that it’s the seed of a plant, which we also call “cilantro”.
Here are the tips I gave to Eleanor, a passionate home cook and sharp dresser!
Mix one tablespoon of black pepper along with one tablespoon of coriander seeds. Place them on a sheet of wax paper and crush them with the bottom of a skillet. Dip the edges of your beef filet into the mixture for a twist on the classic pepper steak.
Coriander also mixes well with orange peel. Combine a tablespoon of crushed coriander with one tablespoon freshly grated orange peel. Mash into one tablespoon of butter and rub on salt skinless chicken breast and roast.
Mix 1 teaspoon of each ground coriander, chili powder, and cinnamon as a spicy rub for lean pork loin.
Chocolate and coriander are a sumptious pair. I first discovered this flavor combo when I ate toasted almonds covered with coriander scented nougat during my first Christmas in Germany. Try my chocolate sorbet flavored with coriander and cinnamon.