"Culantro"comments (3) October 3rd, 2011 in Gallery
"Culantro" is a widely used herb in the Central Americas.
I checked here on "Vegetable Gardener" and did not see anything listed for this wonderful flavored Herb!
Here is a photo of it growing in my Raised Bed.
If you enjoy "Cilantro" its seeds are called (Coriander) and the plant is sometimes called "Chinese Parsley". I am sure you will enjoy this culantro as well and maybe even better. I certainly do enjoy Cilantro but I find it hard to grow in the heat without the plant bolting to seed and it is so delicate.
The culantro tastes almost exactly like Cilantro and some say it is stronger in flavor some say its aroma is stronger and some say both. It grows well and is always around when you need it. I like to make salsas for corn chips with fresh or canned tomatoes and with all the other ingredients you need, this culantro is a must or you can use the alternative cilantro. It is not readily available here in the market so when my desire occurs, I just go to my garden.
Should you not be able to locate seeds for this Culantro plant through the internet, email me to see if I may have some available.
This "Culantro" is used in a lot of Tex/Mex dishes and goes as well with tomatoes just like Basil. Yet many people do not even know it exists.
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