Cilantro leaves and use:
Coriander, also known as Cilantro or Chinese parsley.
Coriander is especially good in Mexican and Oriental dishes. Use in fajitas, tacos and enchiladas. Add to salsa, guacamole, gazpacho and chicken soup. Sprinkle on vegetables and beef roast. Stir into corn and corn bread batter. Add to melted butter and brush on chicken. Add to cheddar cheese and melt on tortilla chips. Use in Mexican omelets, stews, much soups, steamed fish, curries, salad dressings, relishes and tomato based sauces, and noodle dishes. Fresh Coriander leaves may commonly be known as Chinese parsley or cilantro.
Coriander has a mild, distinctive taste similar to a blend of lemon and sage. Coriander is used in Indian curries, gin, American cigarettes, and sausages, potato salad, rice, beans, soups like lentil. Ground Coriander seed is traditional in desserts and sweet pastries as well as in curries, meat, and seafood dishes with South American, Indian, Mediterranean, and African origins. Add it to stews and marinades for a Mediterranean flavors.