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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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2013-09-12 05:32:21 AM  
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relaxitsjustme: 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.


You put half a cup of cilantro in anything and you'll only taste the cilantro. This recipe is terrible
 
2013-09-12 05:33:48 AM  
mmmmmmm I love fresh CORIANDER so much. we're having a curry on saturday night where i will be liberally applying it. crossing my fingers i cna find some curry leaves as well

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

god its only 10.30am and im so hungry
 
2013-09-12 05:38:06 AM  
Cilantro tastes like a moldy dishrag.  It is known.
 
2013-09-12 05:41:17 AM  
There is no such thing as too much cilantro.  fark the haters!
 
2013-09-12 05:48:46 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Oh good, two new things which guarantee troll threads here:

1) cilantro

2) Salon articles.


I do find it amusing at how angry people can get over it.
 
2013-09-12 05:48:57 AM  
REMEMBER: There is a genetic mutation in some people that causes varieties of coriander and cilantro to taste unpleasant. A minority of people find the taste and smell reminiscent of soap for genetic reasons, with another smaller group being unable to taste or smell anything from the plant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriander#Variation_in_taste_response

Those who like it are not tasting soap. Those who don't aren't unjustified in their disgust or apathy. Its all about the random genes we are born with.
 
2013-09-12 05:50:06 AM  
If I were God, I'd design a plague that attacked Cilantro and destroyed it from the face of the earth. It would also attack and melt the insides of all the god damn cilantro pushers out there who have ruined every farking dish since the early 1990's by putting that nasty shiat on everything.

I'm not trolling. I don't care how you react to this. I'm merely informing the cilantro crowd that they are wrong. Also that they are scum and deserve a slow death. Like Nickelback fans. What you do in your home is your business but keep that crap out of my food.
 
2013-09-12 05:51:25 AM  
 
2013-09-12 05:52:28 AM  

flup: If I were God, I'd design a plague that attacked Cilantro and destroyed it from the face of the earth. It would also attack and melt the insides of all the god damn cilantro pushers out there who have ruined every farking dish since the early 1990's by putting that nasty shiat on everything.

I'm not trolling. I don't care how you react to this. I'm merely informing the cilantro crowd that they are wrong. Also that they are scum and deserve a slow death. Like Nickelback fans. What you do in your home is your business but keep that crap out of my food.


You are part of an unfortunate genetic minority that tastes the plant in a different way than the majority of people. Those who taste it pleasantly are not tasting the same thing you are.
 
2013-09-12 06:00:58 AM  
A whole thread on cilantro...

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-12 06:09:36 AM  
Some people have a genetic distaste for it.
 
2013-09-12 06:10:04 AM  

IBreakdance2NIN: 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.


At first I couldn't tell if s/he was trolling or retarded. Then I realized it was probably a 'both' situation.
 
2013-09-12 06:16:49 AM  
*sigh*

Pico de gallo isn't exactly salsa. Well, it is, but it's one (along with others like fruit-based "salsas") uncooked salsa in the world, so I have a hard time really calling it a salsa despite the fact that it is. Salsa literally means "sauce", which Pdg is most definitely not. Also find it interesting that wikipedia has guac listed as one, although it's closer to what I consider a 'true' salsa than pdg is...

/I'd kill for some verde right now
 
2013-09-12 06:23:37 AM  
F*ck yeah cilantro.
 
2013-09-12 06:29:22 AM  

doglover: 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


Here's another C for you.
CHINGAZOS!! 'cuz that's what you'll get if you leave out the cilantro, biatch!
 
2013-09-12 06:30:29 AM  
Added cilantro to my salsa, guacamole AND my rice (cooked w/bay leaf, added salt, lemon, lime, and cilantro!).
 
2013-09-12 06:33:35 AM  

flup: If I were God, I'd design a plague that attacked Cilantro and destroyed it from the face of the earth. It would also attack and melt the insides of all the god damn cilantro pushers out there who have ruined every farking dish since the early 1990's by putting that nasty shiat on everything.

I'm not trolling. I don't care how you react to this. I'm merely informing the cilantro crowd that they are wrong. Also that they are scum and deserve a slow death. Like Nickelback fans. What you do in your home is your business but keep that crap out of my food.


Sooo... what you're saying is, you are a genetic defect with a broken taster. Don't be hatin.
 
2013-09-12 06:41:15 AM  
People think cilantro tastes like soap?  Sense.  That makes none of it.

What's really farked is people who make salsa out of mangoes and other fruit.

/partially butthurt bc every year I've tried to grow it, it's died
 
2013-09-12 06:53:33 AM  
A little taco shop by my house used to have their salsa bar (including cilantro) out by the counter where the customers could use it, but being an outside place the health department put a stop to that. So then they just started putting cilantro in everything and asking what kind of salsa you wanted. They closed down shortly after. fark cilantro.
 
2013-09-12 06:53:52 AM  

mediablitz: 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.


I love cilantro, but caraway seeds make me gag.....

/ everyone has their own food quirks
 
2013-09-12 06:54:04 AM  
a vile weed
 
2013-09-12 06:54:45 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Sadly I have the 'tastes like soap' gene.
 
2013-09-12 06:55:33 AM  
I personally cannot stand salsa. It looks like someone has already eaten it first.
 
2013-09-12 06:57:28 AM  

Mr. KnowSomeOfIt: You know what? Fark cilantro.

 
2013-09-12 06:57:51 AM  

log_jammin: Dwight_Yeast: Oh good, two new things which guarantee troll threads here:

1) cilantro

2) Salon articles.

I do find it amusing at how angry people can get over it.


The first one I find bizarre because it's like tongue-rolling or detached earlobes: you have no control over it

The second one bothers me because Salon has obviously gone off the deep end editorially, recently.
 
2013-09-12 06:58:45 AM  
This far in and no Trout Fishing in America references?  If I can't have a proper cup of coffee from a proper copper coffee pot I'll have a cup of tea.
 
2013-09-12 07:01:15 AM  

doglover: Ivory dishwashingv liquid is cheaper.


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


MaudlinMutantMollusk: doglover: Ivory dishwashingv liquid is cheaper.

I find Irish Spring has a more similar flavor

/finely shredded, of course

 
2013-09-12 07:07:22 AM  

offacue: This far in and no Trout Fishing in America references?  If I can't have a proper cup of coffee from a proper copper coffee pot I'll have a cup of tea.


Sorry, I was busy trying to cleaning up, Im ganna be in big trouble when my parents get home today because this afternoon the monsters came to my house to play.
 
2013-09-12 07:08:54 AM  
Cilantro sucks.
 
2013-09-12 07:09:45 AM  

mediablitz: 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.


You make cilantro yourself?  Can I have your baby?
 
2013-09-12 07:15:00 AM  

doglover: Ivory dishwashingv liquid is cheaper.


This...
 
2013-09-12 07:15:01 AM  

ph0rk: Cilantro sucks.


You are entitled to your own opinion no matter how wrong and stupid it is.
 
2013-09-12 07:16:14 AM  

doglover: Ivory dishwashingv liquid is cheaper.


This. Fark cilantro. It tastes like soap to me.
 
2013-09-12 07:18:11 AM  
Mmmmmmm, cilantro
 
2013-09-12 07:21:55 AM  

MythDragon: doglover: Ivory dishwashingv liquid is cheaper.

This. Fark cilantro. It tastes like soap to me.


Try chopping very fine. It activates some kind of enzymes and the soapy taste goes away.

Forget where I heard that but it works. Probably Alton Brown.
 
2013-09-12 07:24:30 AM  
let me guess... An article written by a Californian...  They put cilantro in everything over there...
 
2013-09-12 07:24:36 AM  
Chips and salsa: my go-to snack, day or night. The spicier, the better. And it's got to have cilantro.

I also love the smokiness of a chipotle salsa.
 
2013-09-12 07:25:36 AM  
doesnt salsa just technically mean sauce anyway? like masala means mix.
 
2013-09-12 07:30:24 AM  
Salsa Day is this coming Monday.  I will be canning about 5 gallons ranging from normal to beyond stupid.  As for cilantro, it really doesn't register once the habaneros and ghost chilis get attached to your taste receptors.
 
2013-09-12 07:31:10 AM  

big pig peaches: MythDragon: doglover: Ivory dishwashingv liquid is cheaper.

This. Fark cilantro. It tastes like soap to me.

Try chopping very fine. It activates some kind of enzymes and the soapy taste goes away.

Forget where I heard that but it works. Probably Alton Brown.


CBS time: a few years ago I had some folks over for a Saturday afternoon of college football. I had made fish tacos to nosh on. My old neighbor was raving about how good the fish was and he asked how I made it. I told him I put lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and cilantro in the food processor and then smeared the paste on the mahi-mahi before grilling. His jaw dropped. He said he hated cilantro but loved the fish tacos.

/cilantro haters are stupid
 
2013-09-12 07:34:56 AM  

max_pooper: /cilantro haters are stupid


They can't help it. It's genetic. All that Neaderthal DNA screws with their taste buds.
 
2013-09-12 07:39:15 AM  

Prophet of Loss: Cilantro can't hold a candle durian. I have never tasted/smelled something so horrid.


Gotta agree with you, here.  Spent some time in Thailand where I decided to try durian (after seeing Andrew Zimmern nearly puke trying to get it down).  I didn't like the taste (tropical, sickly sweet, accented with spoiled onions) but managed to swallow it.  I took pride in being able to eat something Zimmern couldn't.  Until I burped.  Wife smelled my belch from across the room.  I called it a nose fart.  Stinkiest, nastiest substance I have ever come across.

But cilantro...  Hated the soapy stuff until I hit my mid-30s.  Now, I love it on tacos, in guac, and salsa ain't salsa without it.  So, I think it may be an acquired taste.

Don't use yellow onions, though.  Spring onions are mandatory.  And key lime juice improves the flavor, too.  I like to up the amps with a finely chopped habenaro or two, also.
 
2013-09-12 07:46:46 AM  
I'm one of the rarities who doesn't mind a little cilantro, but so many recipes use it as a crutch that I'd just as soon choose a meal that doesn't add any.
Cinnamon is delicious in moderation too, but I'm not putting any on my pizza.
 
2013-09-12 07:50:09 AM  

Plissken: I'm one of the rarities who doesn't mind a little cilantro, but so many recipes use it as a crutch that I'd just as soon choose a meal that doesn't add any.
Cinnamon is delicious in moderation too, but I'm not putting any on my pizza.


Cinamon actually goes really well with meats. If you choose the sauces right, it's a knockout.
 
2013-09-12 07:51:01 AM  
Mmmmm, soap.
 
2013-09-12 07:55:50 AM  
Cilantro farking sucks and it ruins anything it goes into.
 
2013-09-12 07:57:01 AM  

max_pooper: cilantro haters are stupid have superior taste buds.


I can taste the good flavor you mooks seem to enjoy. It's like a snazzy little tune on a shepherd's pipe. Very enjoyable. However, this tiny, insignifigant note of flavor is overshadowed by the cacophony of a ceiling high stack of amps hooked to the off tune guitar of the world's worst garage band on their first day owning instruments that is the soapy taste.

It's like if someone dipped their sweaty scrotum in a dish of Mr. Bubble and used it to to cover the Mona Lisa in a hundred mushroom stamps of soapy badness. You would still mostly be able to see the Mona Lisa but it would also be ruined.
 
2013-09-12 08:06:16 AM  

Habitual Cynic: Prophet of Loss: Cilantro can't hold a candle durian. I have never tasted/smelled something so horrid.

Gotta agree with you, here. Spent some time in Thailand where I decided to try durian (after seeing Andrew Zimmern nearly puke trying to get it down). I didn't like the taste (tropical, sickly sweet, accented with spoiled onions) but managed to swallow it. I took pride in being able to eat something Zimmern couldn't. Until I burped. Wife smelled my belch from across the room. I called it a nose fart. Stinkiest, nastiest substance I have ever come across.


My SIL (Asian) LOVES durian. It tastes and smells sweet and delicious to her. It's a genetic thing - it's a different experience for some lucky Asian folks. She doesn't understand the whole fart thing. Her birthday cake was so nasty that we made her keep it out on the screen porch. The house still stank like a giant fart for days.
 
2013-09-12 08:07:05 AM  

starlost: why are you filling yourself with that crap when you could be eating bacon?


Never had bacon salsa have you?

Pre fry the bacon, chop it very finely, then saute the onion quickly in a little bit of the rendered bacon drippins. It'll cure what ails ya. Gives you the smokiness of chipotle without adding more heat.
 
2013-09-12 08:11:12 AM  
Tired of onions that taste like onions? Slate has a solution for you!
 
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