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Marinated Cilantro with Peanuts Recipe

Marinated Cilantro with Peanuts Recipe

Marinated Cilantro with Peanuts Recipe

Coriander leaves (also known as cilantro) is usually used as a garnish or seasoning but becomes the primary ingredient in this unusual appetizer.

Ingredients :

    • 500 g (1 lb) coriander leaves (cilantro), roots and tough lower stalks removed, washed
    • 75 g (1/2 cup) roasted peanuts, chopped

Sauce

    • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and finely minced

Method :

    1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and poach the coriander leaves for 1½ minutes. Quickly remove with a slotted spoon and drain in a colander. When cool, squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible. Chop coarsely and place into a bowl with the chopped peanuts.
    2. Mix all the Sauce ingredients together and pour over the chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Set aside to marinate for 20 minutes or place in the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.

Chopped red chili may be added to the Sauce for an additional pungent flavor.

Serves 4–6
Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins