Posts Tagged cilantro root

The chicken wings I’ve been telling you about.

In the post about my Thai Grilled Chicken Wings, I never took or posted the final pictures of the wings, because my hands were occupied grilling them and serving afterwards. This time, I had to make sure to bust out my phone to snap a quick shot for you! Hope you will try the recipe this summer!  

Better late than never, ha? 😀 Remember to make a refreshing salad to go with it, too.

Thai it, you’ll love it!!

Til then..

Chicken wings.

Garlic, black pepper corn, cilantro roots and fish sauce marinated chicken wings

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Step by step – how to clean cilantro roots for Thai cooking.

Cilantro is a fragrant herb that can light up a blah dish. The leaves are delicate and are usualy used for garnishing. Did you know that the roots have even stronger aroma but have the strength to withstand mashing and heat and deliver that aroma to many of your culinary creations? A good example, if you make your own chicken stock, try using the roots when you add the celery, onion and carrot for the mirepoix. The mashed roots will take the stock to another level. Cilantro root is good excellent for killing fishy smells. So next time you marinate fish, try a root in your marinate. Your fish will smell like roses.. Just kidding. They will smell noticably fresh.

In superstores, cilantro comes with their roots chopped off. If you buy it at your local farmers market, you will have better luck. See the following pictures on how to clean them up. The good news is that they freeze so well, that you can store them for months of usage.

As always, Thai it, you’ll like it!! 😉

Cut them about 4 inches from the base of the stems.

See the dirty roots? That's what we're cleaning.

Run a pairing knife up and down the surface of the roots. That is my attempt to make it look like I am moving. 😛

See the difference??

Repeat until finish and rinse well. Then, dry on a kitchen towel. Store in a zip top bag and freeze.

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