Classy Coriander

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!

Whole Coriander

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.

Ground Coriander

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.


  1. Thanks for the shout out! We had a great time enjoying your cooking! I will definitely try these corriander ideas since I have so much of it in my spice rack!

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