15 Feb Coriander
What is it? You probably know coriander (also known as cilantro or ketumbar) from Asian and Mexican cuisine, but this plant from the umbellifer family is native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. The taste is fresh, but overpowering – you love it or hate it.Parsley and coriander are related by the way. Sometimes the difference is difficult to see, so it’s a matter of smelling or tasting.
Tip! If you are a fan of Thai cuisine, try using coriander root in your curry or stir-fry dish.
Food fact: The taste of coriander seed is completely different from the taste of coriander leaves. They are therefore also used for completely different dishes.
Recipe: For a special twist to your ‘pepernoten’, add some ground coriander seeds to your spice mix. The seed is slightly nutty, warm and spicy. A tasty mix: 1 tsp ground coriander seed, 8 tbsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp nutmeg, 2 tbsp cloves, 1 tbsp ginger, 2 tsp mace, 2 tsp cardamom.