Cilantro


From the September 10 co-op newsletter, courtesy of Kim Vodden:

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium Yellow Onion
  • 4-6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 small eggplant cut into cubes
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 small cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 carton plain yogurt

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  • Cut one whole onion into thick moon slices.
  • Put half of the oil into a large roasting dish and add in the onion, sweet potatoes, eggplant and pepper.
  • Mix to coat in the oil and bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway through the baking.
  • Meanwhile, roughly chop the other onion and heat the rest of the oil in a frying pan.
  • Fry the onion for a few minutes, until soft, then add the garlic, spices and tomatoes.
  • Cook for five minutes.
  • Stir in the stock and chickpeas, as well as any sugar, salt and chili flakes to taste.
  • Take the veggies out of the oven, pour the spiced tomato mixture over top and mix well.
  • Lower the oven temperature to 375 F and bake for another 20-30 minutes, until the veggies are cooked.
  • Stir halfway through baking.
  • Just before serving, stir in the fresh cilanto and top each plate with a spoonful of sour cream.
  • Serve with rice, quinoa, or bread.
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From the July 2 Co-op newsletter, courtesy of Kim Vodden:

Cantaloupe makes great salsa, just combine with lime juice, garlic, cilantro, some onion, and of course salt & pepper- So refreshing!

Ingredients:

1-2 large ripe tomatoes, rinsed and cut in half with the seeds scooped out

1-2 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded

the juice of 2 limes (or 1 lemon)

1 jalopeno, cored and seeded

1 bunch of green onions or scallions, minced

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

salt

Directions:

Dice the avocados, tomatoes and jalopenos, and place in a bowl.  Add the other ingredients and carefully stir to mix.  Adjust the quantities to taste.

This is great as a salsa with chips, or as a topping to fish, meat, or even hot dogs!

Contributed by Joy, based on this Epicurious recipe.

From the June 18, 2010 newsletter, by Kim:

Ingredients:

1 pounds Sea Bass, Sole, or Flounder, cut on the bias into 1-inch dice
1 quart Water, boiled and chilled
1 Red Onion, cut in 1/2 lengthwise and sliced thin
2 tbs Ketchup
1 Bell Pepper & 2 Jalapeno Pepper, rib and seeds removed, diced
1 clove Garlic
3 Green Onions, sliced
Salt and pepper
2 cup fresh Lime Juice, Lemon, or Orange Juice (or a combination)
3 Roma Tomatoes, quartered and sliced
1/4 cup chopped Cilantro

Directions:

• Put fish in a non-reactive bowl and cover with 1/2 the lemon juice. Marinate @ room temp 1 hour.
• Soak sliced onions in chilled water 15 min.
• Drain marinade. In another bowl mix remaining ingredients.
• Put fish with second mixture and refrigerate for 4 hours. Adjust taste.
• Serve with grilled corn.

Just add 2 teaspoons of your favorite combination of fresh oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil or cilantro to 1 stick softened butter (1/2 cup), blend with your preferred appliance, form into roll and wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight for next day! Enjoy!

Great on Fresh Bread!

Also delicious on fish, meat and vegetables.

by Moonstruck Farms

This is a flexible salad. The only things that are necessary are broccoli, rice, vinaigrette, and cheese. The green garlic or spring onions would be a delicious addition to this recipe.

2 Cups Cooked Brown Wild Rice, cooled (Trader Joeʼs os by far the most delicious)

1 Head Broccoli– Steamed till bright green and cooled- finely chopped.

1/2 Cup Sauteed Mushrooms

Vinaigrette – to taste

Walnuts (or pine nuts)

1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Green Garlic OR Spring Onions, minced (the whole thing except bulb).

Fresh Herbs (whatever you have on hand, Iʼve used anything from rosemary to cilantro. It all tastes great)- finely Chopped

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to serve!