It's an essential addition to Cesar salad-- add a sprinkle of finely diced fresh coriander, you'll be amazed. Cesar salad is Mexican food, after all-- invented in a fancy Tijuana speakeasy during Prohibition, when all the Hollywood swells would head to the border to party. That's why it's properly spelled Cesar, not Caesar: it's named after its Mexican chef inventor.Well as the title suggests what is your opinion on Cilantro. I will tell you mine, I think it tastes like soap and ruins anything that is cooked with it or added to. I think it is the most overpowering cooking herb out there.
Easy solution: tell them to hold the cilantro. They don't make the broth with cilantro, they throw it in fresh right before they serve it.The only reason I can't eat soup at my local Vietnamese restaurant that is normally delicious is the ridiculous amount of Cilantro.
Culantro is a slightly different herb: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CulantroBeing of Central American origin, our cooking styles tend to use it a lot. Oh by the way, in Honduras if you say Cilantro, no one will know what the hell you are talking about. You have to say, culantro.
Edit - For me, cilantro goes in the following:
*Some chicken recipes
Ahh you see, that's the real cilantro, what you see (the cilantro) is what we call Finner Culantro (Culantro Fino). It's the same deal, except the finner tends to be smaller, and leaves are smaller. Other than that, the exact same herb. Believe me, it's just the shape and form that changes, tastes stays the same thing.
So I have heard. Some people are able to correctly discern that the foul weed tastes like dish soap, while others are gustatorially handicapped and thus ignorant of the fact that the stuff is trying to poison them.Apparently, there is a genetic predisposition to hating cilantro.