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(Slate)   The latest thing people are doing wrong? Making salsa. Apparently, people don't automatically add the deliciousness that is cilantro   (slate.com) divider line 198
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2013-09-11 11:04:31 PM  
Sacrilege!
 
2013-09-11 11:17:27 PM  
Ivory dishwashingv liquid is cheaper.
 
2013-09-11 11:20:45 PM  
I find salsa without cilantro completely bland -- might as well be ketchup.  For me cilantro is essential to any Thai or Mexican dish.

That said, I am also aware that many people find the taste unappealing (I guess like the way turnips make my taste buds scream, shrivel up, and hide until it's safe to come out again).  Apparently it's a genetic thing, same as how some people find broccoli exceedingly bitter.  De gustibus...
 
2013-09-11 11:31:49 PM  
Gotta have cilantro.
 
2013-09-11 11:48:02 PM  
The devil's evil soap weed is not necessary.
 
2013-09-11 11:48:32 PM  

doglover: Ivory dishwashingv liquid is cheaper.


I find Irish Spring has a more similar flavor

/finely shredded, of course
 
2013-09-11 11:54:05 PM  
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The wife canned me some special salsa last night.  We named it "say my name" salsa in that after eating it, I would scream her name the next morning when I pooped.
/I suggested Heisenberg salsa, but she didn't get it.
 
2013-09-11 11:57:01 PM  

basemetal: The devil's evil soap weed is not necessary.


Bullshiat. Without cilantro, it isn't pico de gallo.
 
2013-09-11 11:58:07 PM  
Must have cilantro in salsa and guacamole. I make it myself. Tough shiat if you think cilantro tastes like soap.

Fix your genetic makeup, caveman.
 
2013-09-12 12:01:11 AM  
Use only the stems and roots.

Cilantro haters react to the leaves...which has a higher concentration of the evil soapins. (sp).

The stems and roots are used in Thai cooking and most 'haters' don't mind that in a green curry.

My SO HATES cilantro but he'll use it and trim off all the leaf and chop stem for thai curry paste and salasa, and toss the leaf part in the trash.

To me I get the flavor of cilantro but he doesn't get the 'filthy nasty choke soap weed'  taste. So, it's win/win.
 
2013-09-12 12:08:00 AM  
I'm a cilantro lover.   I disagree with soaking the onions, that sulfuric bite is an important flavor element.
 
2013-09-12 12:09:08 AM  

Lorelle: basemetal: The devil's evil soap weed is not necessary.

Bullshiat. Without cilantro, it isn't pico de gallo.


Okay, I'll give you salsa fresca, and it still tastes like an un rinsed soap dish.

/cooked salsa, meh....
 
2013-09-12 12:10:10 AM  
I.  Love.  Cilantro.

Mine has gone to seed for this year, and next year I will have so much more cilantro.

My mom made a peanut-cilantro pesto once, many years ago, and now claims not to remember ever having done it.  I have yet to find a recipe that tastes exactly like the one she made--it was exquisite.
 
2013-09-12 12:12:24 AM  

Cooking with cilantro is like rape of the mouth and nasal cavities. And much like rape there's a whole, unwholsome culture that supports it to the chagrin of a vocal minority. I oppose this.

CCC
Cease
Cilantro
Culture
 
2013-09-12 12:14:14 AM  
I'm fine with cilantro, but f*ck, a little bit goes a long way. A half a cup is really excessive.
 
2013-09-12 12:15:50 AM  

violentsalvation: I'm fine with cilantro, but f*ck, a little bit goes a long way. A half a cup is really excessive.


It depends on how fresh it is.  Grocery store cilantro often lacks the potency of fresh picked.

When I go to Moe's I have to ask them to really pile it on.
 
2013-09-12 12:23:01 AM  
It's cheaper, and has the same effect, to just add battery acid and soap.
 
2013-09-12 12:41:50 AM  
I find too many people pushing their tomato relish off as salsa.  It's gotta have some spicy, oniony, garlic, tomato, cilantro,  citrus,   salt, pepper and cumin.
 
2013-09-12 12:44:04 AM  
Made salsa with tomatoes from our garden just a few days ago. The cilantro was from the store but it was included.
 
2013-09-12 12:46:00 AM  
I make salsa all the time. Sometimes I make it fresco, sometimes I like to roast the peppers and tomatoes over a wood fire prior to mixing. So what I'm saying is... sorcery.
 
2013-09-12 01:00:35 AM  
If you think cilantro tastes like soap, it means you have a defective gene. Seriously.
 
2013-09-12 01:00:42 AM  
You know what? Fark cilantro.
 
2013-09-12 01:05:55 AM  
Being Mexican, cilantro was always always always around growing up. Never knew anyone hated it until I moved to New Orleans for school, and I met people who described the "soapy" taste. Funny enough, it's not their fault their genes are all f*cked up. :shrug:

Gotta have it in salsa, guac, pico, and many Asian dishes - but yeah, a little goes a long way. Don't drown my tacos in it, and don't add it to my salad mix (looking at you, Kroger).
 
2013-09-12 01:40:01 AM  

IBreakdance2NIN: Don't drown my tacos in it, and don't add it to my salad mix (looking at you, Kroger).


I hate when they add it to salad mix. I love cilantro, but it has the wrong taste to be in a salad.
 
2013-09-12 01:41:51 AM  
Another one who finds it soapy here. I really came to hate it in Chile, where it was put in soup in big gobs.

*shudder*
 
2013-09-12 02:01:38 AM  
Cilantro ain't Mexican, it's Asian.  Nobody put the crap weed in TexMex until the Californians decided to make TexMex trendy about 30 years ago.
 
2013-09-12 02:31:08 AM  

CraicBaby: IBreakdance2NIN: Don't drown my tacos in it, and don't add it to my salad mix (looking at you, Kroger).

I hate when they add it to salad mix. I love cilantro, but it has the wrong taste to be in a salad.


Yeah, it overpowers the taste of all the other greens. Plus, it clashes horribly with certain flavors.

One night I came home from work with a whole slab of Norwegian smoked salmon my boss gave me and some lemon-caper vinaigrette. Being ravenous, I promptly threw some of the fish on a pile of spring mix and added cucumber, capers, and some fresh dill. A few bites in, I notice something really f*cking off - apparently Kroger had thrown cilantro into that particular batch of Simple Truth mixed greens (something I had never encountered before). Man, that threw off the whole damn salad. And it takes quite a bit to overcome the flavor of smoky salty salmon.

But, I'm on Team Cilantro in general.
 
2013-09-12 02:36:40 AM  

unamused: Cilantro ain't Mexican, it's Asian.  Nobody put the crap weed in TexMex until the Californians decided to make TexMex trendy about 30 years ago.


Derp.

Coriander spans from Europe and North Africa all the way to Asia. Spanish settlers brought it with them in the 1600s and it eventually became part of Mexican cuisine.
 
2013-09-12 02:38:12 AM  
I stick motherfarkin' cilantro in my socks at night, so they smell like your sister's crotch in the morning.
 
2013-09-12 02:45:31 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: violentsalvation: I'm fine with cilantro, but f*ck, a little bit goes a long way. A half a cup is really excessive.

It depends on how fresh it is.  Grocery store cilantro often lacks the potency of fresh picked.

When I go to Moe's I have to ask them to really pile it on.


I find cilantro really easily overwhelms all the other flavors, but when used in moderation it really does help complete a well-rounded dish. But I'm crazy about hops and IPA's so wtf do I know about moderation?
 
2013-09-12 02:46:44 AM  

violentsalvation: I find cilantro really easily overwhelms all the other flavors, but when used in moderation it really does help complete a well-rounded dish. But I'm crazy about hops and IPA's so wtf do I know about moderation?



*Fist bump*
 
2013-09-12 02:53:33 AM  

IBreakdance2NIN: CraicBaby: IBreakdance2NIN: Don't drown my tacos in it, and don't add it to my salad mix (looking at you, Kroger).

I hate when they add it to salad mix. I love cilantro, but it has the wrong taste to be in a salad.

Yeah, it overpowers the taste of all the other greens. Plus, it clashes horribly with certain flavors.

One night I came home from work with a whole slab of Norwegian smoked salmon my boss gave me and some lemon-caper vinaigrette. Being ravenous, I promptly threw some of the fish on a pile of spring mix and added cucumber, capers, and some fresh dill. A few bites in, I notice something really f*cking off - apparently Kroger had thrown cilantro into that particular batch of Simple Truth mixed greens (something I had never encountered before). Man, that threw off the whole damn salad. And it takes quite a bit to overcome the flavor of smoky salty salmon.

But, I'm on Team Cilantro in general.


I can't remember where, but I had a salad once like that where whoever made it thought it would be a good idea to throw cilantro in it. Noooope. I couldn't finish it because the cilantro was just too overpowering, and I remember having to throw it out because it would've been a hassle to pick all the cilantro out.

/Team Cilantro, especially with onions on a taco
 
2013-09-12 02:53:52 AM  
This thread has taught me I can use cilantro stems to appease you genetic mutants.
 
2013-09-12 03:19:09 AM  

IBreakdance2NIN: unamused: Cilantro ain't Mexican, it's Asian.  Nobody put the crap weed in TexMex until the Californians decided to make TexMex trendy about 30 years ago.

Derp.

Coriander spans from Europe and North Africa all the way to Asia. Spanish settlers brought it with them in the 1600s and it eventually became part of Mexican cuisine.


In about 1990.  It was originally Mediterranean, they fobbed it off on the Chinese in exchange for spaghetti.  San Franciscans loved it in the coolie food and decided to try it in Tex Mex.  It exists so that people who love the taste of papier-mâché can have a backup source of food if the newspaper isn't delivered.
 
2013-09-12 04:50:08 AM  
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None of that New York City crap for me.
 
2013-09-12 04:56:31 AM  

CraicBaby: If you think cilantro tastes like soap, it means you have a defective gene. Seriously.


Racist. Different genes from yours are 'defective'?
 
2013-09-12 04:59:07 AM  

unamused: IBreakdance2NIN: unamused: Cilantro ain't Mexican, it's Asian.  Nobody put the crap weed in TexMex until the Californians decided to make TexMex trendy about 30 years ago.

Derp.

Coriander spans from Europe and North Africa all the way to Asia. Spanish settlers brought it with them in the 1600s and it eventually became part of Mexican cuisine.

In about 1990.  It was originally Mediterranean, they fobbed it off on the Chinese in exchange for spaghetti.  San Franciscans loved it in the coolie food and decided to try it in Tex Mex.  It exists so that people who love the taste of papier-mâché can have a backup source of food if the newspaper isn't delivered.


This is probably the stupidest topic to attempt to troll, like, ever.
 
2013-09-12 05:03:57 AM  
Cilantro can't hold a candle durian. I have never tasted/smelled something so horrid.
 
2013-09-12 05:04:29 AM  
why are you filling yourself with that crap when you could be eating bacon?
 
2013-09-12 05:06:00 AM  
I think most things don't use enough cilantro. Double cilantro for me please. MOAR~
 
2013-09-12 05:11:48 AM  
Tank degreeser tastes better than cilantro; such a foul weed.
 
2013-09-12 05:12:09 AM  
Oh good, two new things which guarantee troll threads here:

1) cilantro

2) Salon articles.
 
2013-09-12 05:13:04 AM  
fark. Degreaser.
 
2013-09-12 05:16:49 AM  

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The wife canned me some special salsa last night.  We named it "say my name" salsa in that after eating it, I would scream her name the next morning when I pooped./I suggested Heisenberg salsa, but she didn't get it.


You can either know the consistency of your next shiat, or when/where you will be when it comes out, but not both?
 
2013-09-12 05:17:37 AM  
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Quick, to ze Puckmobile!
 
2013-09-12 05:19:39 AM  

FuzedBox: fark. Degreaser.


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2013-09-12 05:23:06 AM  
I don't think cilantro tastes like soap, it's just that it has a very powerful flavor. A little goes a long way and most places use so much of the stuff that it overpowers all the other flavors.
 
2013-09-12 05:26:54 AM  
And for good reason. Cilantro tastes like leafy ass.
 
2013-09-12 05:29:07 AM  
I'll give you my cilantro when you pry it from my cold, dead, fragrant, and delicious hands.
 
2013-09-12 05:30:35 AM  

CraicBaby: If you think cilantro tastes like soap, it means you have a defective gene. Seriously.


No super powers for the anosmic.
 
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