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07-05-2002, 08:18 AM
Recently, I've run across two recipes that call for ground corriander. All I can find in my grocery store is corriander seeds. Do you suppose the recipes mean I am to crush my own? Can I just substitue cilantro? Is there such a thing as store bought ground corriander?
07-05-2002, 08:22 AM
You can buy ground coriander at Indian grocery stores.
I think if you try to crush the seeds you won't
get it into a fine enough consistency.
Do NOT substitute cilantro ( the fresh herb)!!
Hope this helps.
07-05-2002, 08:23 AM
There is absolutely such a thing as store-bought ground coriander. In fact, coriander seeds are usually harder to find - it's like ground cinnamon versus cinnamon sticks. I'm sure you'd find it in the bulk spices section of Central Market, although frankly I'd be very surprised if HEB/Randall's/Albertson's didn't have it also.
07-05-2002, 08:34 AM
I agree I buy it all the time in our local Safeway, and if they have it I'm willing to bet other supermarkets carry it as well.
07-05-2002, 08:41 AM
Aggie, so far I've only checked 2 different HEBs and a super Wal-Mart. Whole Foods is my next stop. They should have it in the bulk section. I hope!
07-05-2002, 11:17 AM
I bought mine from Penzey's. They have everything! Of course, I have yet to use any of it, but I was flipping through the Penzey's catalog and realized I didn't have any of that and I was SURE I would need it (do you see the excuses I make up in my head in order to justify my Penzey's purchases?).
07-05-2002, 12:04 PM
I wouldn't bother with ground coriander, even if you CAN find it - it loses its fragrance very quickly, once ground. It's dead easy to grind the seeds - just shove them in a pestle and mortar and bash away, or put them into an electric coffee grinder and grind - you'll find they reduce almost to powder very quickly, and if the large bits that remain bother you, just grind about twice as much as you need and shove the result through a sieve (though I never bother.)
And absolutely don't confuse coriander seed with cilantro (one is the seed, and one is the result of the seed - indeed, over here, we call them both coriander!) - as sueandwill say - they're completely different (is akin to using onion seeds - or using onions.)
07-05-2002, 06:07 PM
They had ground coriander in the bulk section of Central Market. I bought about 3 tablespoons for 22 cents. So if it goes bad, not a big loss.
Tonight for dinner, I made a recipe from July 2000. Indonesian Coriander Honey chicken. Was very yummy and soooo easy!
07-05-2002, 07:24 PM
Yay, Liz! I'm glad you found it. I was pretty sure Central Market would have it - they have practically everything you could want in their bulk section. I love that store!!
That recipe sounds great. I hadn't heard of it before, but I found it doing a search - I think I'll try it next week! Did you use thighs, or breasts? I try to use white meat when I can, but I like to make sure that others have done it successfully first, before I go and experiment. :)
07-05-2002, 08:49 PM
Did you use thighs, or breasts?
I used thighs, but only 8 instead of the 12 called for. I'm sure it would taste fine with white meat, but you'll probably need to cook it longer. Even though the recipe specifies a short marinading time, mine marinaded for about 4 or 5 hours.
07-05-2002, 08:55 PM
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