CILANTROPHY. We are able to get a few more kilos of CORIANDER/CILANTRO from Buguias, Benguet. This is the last of the harvest. We shall be happy to let you have it for just P200/kilo, just this time. So many unique things you clambake with these: Cilantro chicken, Cilantro vinaigrette, Cilantro rice, Cilantro cooler, Cilantro pesto, Cilantro cream, Cilantro salad, Cilantro chutney, Cilantro mayo, or just outright sprinkle on any dish fried or grilled.
Back read the story: One of my Mexican friends who is in this group, Mizael Pena, has always lamented that Mexican restaurants in the Philippines uses too little CILANTRO if at all. He says with not a little bit of frustration that any self-respecting Mexican dish must have lots of Cilantro in it. The reason for this, I think, is that it is quite difficult to find fresh Cilantro in the Philippines. Surprise, we are rescuing 100 kilos of Cilantro from a beleaguered farmer couple that could not find buyers for this much. Dust off your Indian, Mexican and Spanish cookbooks because we are taking it all and giving it to you for a fantastic price. Those members who know what do to with fresh cilantro, please share your knowledge to the rest of us. Here is what we know so far: Cilantro does not cook, it is used raw in the kitchen, just like parsley. It will be added to the dish after it is cooked. It is perfect to flavor fish, like seafood mussels with cream. Cilantro flavored dishes have become more and more popular among gourmets. On the other hand, cooking fresh coriander in combination with other spices adds an exotic note to a dish. Ginger, garlic, curry, coconut milk, and cilantro will make a delicious chicken.
We are looking for a few Rural Rising members to continue helping the a young and hopeful farmer couple from Buguias, Benguet by buying their fresh Cilantro harvest for P250 per kilo. Founder members get 1.5 kilos.