Coriander Seeds 34g is a common ingredient in African spice blends, like Ethiopian berbere and Egyptian dukkah. It is also typically found in Southeast Asian, Spanish, and Central and South American seasonings. However, coriander’s pleasant yet subtle flavour can enhance both sweet and savoury dishes. These include yeasted doughs and cookies to sauerkraut and racks of lamb. Add it to stews and marinades for a Mediterranean flavour. Coriander is the seed of Coriandrum sativum, a plant in the parsley family. The seed is globular and almost round, brown to yellow red, and 1/5 inch in diameter with alternating straight and wavy ridges. Coriander is not interchangeable with cilantro, although they are from the same plant.
The best way to get the maximum flavour out of coriander seeds is to dry-fry them. Heat a frying pan, do not add oil, add the seeds and fry them over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from pan and cool. Seeds can then be used whole or crushed.
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