Cilantro: (herb) Also known as Chinese Parsley and Mexican Parsley. Cilantro has a distinctive flavor, and is an excellent addition to fresh salsa. Cilantro works well in marinades, and a large variety of other dishes. It comes either dried or fresh.
An herb with wide delicate lacy green leaves and a pungent flavor. The seed of the cilantro plant is known as coriander. Although cilantro and coriander come from the same plant, their flavors are very different and cannot be substituted for each other. (Some countries refer to the cilantro as coriander, so any references to “fresh coriander” or “coriander leaves” refer to cilantro.) All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the most commonly used in cooking. Coriander is commonly used in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Indian, South Asian, Mexican, Latin American, Chinese, African and Southeast Asian cuisine.
Use for salsa, tomatoes, chicken, pork and seafood.