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The Grain Bin Market & BakerySpice of the Month: Coriander

 It is an underdog in the world of herbs and spices and it’s time for us to realize its true potential!

Native to Mediterranean and parts of South West Europe, Coriander is commonly found in Mediterranean, Indian, and Asian cooking.  Coriander dates back to 5,000 B.C. and is even mentioned in the Bible. It was one of the first herbs to be grown by American Colonists. So my thinking to these facts; if it’s been around this long, there must be something good about it, right?   

Coriander is produced from the same plant as cilantro, but they are not interchangeable; they both have completely different tastes because they are from different parts of the plant.

Coriander has a very mild but distinctive taste, a zesty combination of sage and citrus. Coriander does not have a strong enough flavor to stand completly on its own, so it is usually used in a combination of other flavors. In easier terms, it’s a great supporting actor but Coriander will never be nominated for a best actor award. It is used in curry, stews, soups, chili, even in cakes, breads and other baked foods!  It goes well with ham and pork, especially when orange is included and it enhances fish dishes.

Coriander is also thought to have medicinal uses. It is thought to be a stomach soother for both adults and children helping all kinds of stomach problems from indigestion to flatulence to diarrhea. Coriander also contains substances that kill certain bacteria and fungi, thereby preventing infections from developing in wounds.

 So let’s be brave my fellow readers, let us experiment with this spice and include it in family meals. Who knows, Coriander can just become a new addition to your spice cabinet, but maybe it will become your new favorite spice.

Coriander Lime Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 limes, zested
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander (G.B)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon honey (G.B)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt (G.B)
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper (G.B)
  • chicken breasts

Directions:

Combine lime juice, zest, coriander, cilantro, scallion and honey in a bowl; add the olive oil in a steady stream. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add the chicken into the bowl, and. toss to coat well and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Place a pan over high heat for 3 minutes. Put the chicken into the pan and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until the juice runs clear if speared with a knife.

*I predict that this recipe will be great on the grill!!!*

** (G.B) - Sold at Grain Bin  

 


 

The Grain Bin Market & Bakery
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From Menomonie, drive 15 miles north on Hwy 25 to County Road FF. Turn left on County Road FF and we're just one mile down the road on the left.

From intersection of Hwy 64 and Hwy 25, drive one mile south on Hwy 25 to County Road FF. Turn right on County Road FF and we're just one mile down the road on the left.

The Grain Bin Market & Bakery, E4548 County Road FF, Boyceville, WI 54725

 

 

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