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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Lakewood, Colorado, USA
Living In: Denver, Colorado, USA
redly is looking for: (4 recommendations)
The Cilantro problem. It doesn't keep long. We received 3 bunches from the food bank yesterday. Wow. We eat a lot of Mexican food at our house. I'm bound and determined to not let this gift go to waste. So I cut off the stems and have it in the second water rinse. I recall seeing something recently about making Cilantro ice cubes. Any ideas? How would you preserve it? Thinking about using the food processor. How much water/cilantro ratio do you think? Fifty-fifty?

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Last updated: Dec. 12, 2012 12:23 pm
Posted: Dec. 12, 2012 4:03 am
 
Commented by: Saveur
Dec. 12, 2012 4:09 am
http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/cucumber-basil-ice-cubes
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Saveur
Dec. 12, 2012 4:10 am
Just saw this in Food & Wine magazine this month...what a great idea for ice cubes for bloody mary's that don't dilute the drink I thought to myself. I'm thinking you can tweak this recipe for your cilantro!
 
Nadine
Dec. 12, 2012 4:35 am
You could also dice some up and toss it with a salad.
 
redly
Dec. 12, 2012 5:21 am
Saveur thank you for the link. Now if I only had Bloody Mary fixins... No, wait! Must focus on Christmas! However, New Years is just around the corner... (:
 
redly
Dec. 12, 2012 5:22 am
Nadine, thank you for the idea.
 
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Mexican Pesto

Submitted by: Ken from CA 
Living In: Camarillo, California, USA
The classic pesto sauce gets a south of the border make over with cilantro, pepitas, chile, and Mexican cotija cheese. 
Recommended by: *Sherri*
Dec. 12, 2012 4:55 am
Make a pesto, that will last a bit longer. I really just keep cutting my stems a bit more and change the water and mine will last quite awhile, I do put a lose fitting plastic green bag over the glass also. I've tried mint ice cubes before and they lasted a good few weeks.
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Saveur
Dec. 12, 2012 5:17 am
Great idea, Sherri!
 
redly
Dec. 12, 2012 5:25 am
Sherri this sounds soo good. Thinking it should be on the Christmas list for my Sons and families. Certainly will be making this. Thank you.
 
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Spicy Cilantro Pesto

Submitted by: Amber 
This pesto features cilantro, almonds, garlic, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. 
Recommended by: Indiana Peggy
Dec. 12, 2012 5:37 am
This one is good too.
Comments:
redly
Dec. 12, 2012 5:47 am
Thanks Indiana Peggy. My guy just left for work and one of his comments was "Make sure you process that cilantro" We have some almonds to use up and some fresh lemon. Hmm. I was worried about Christmas and no dollareenies. Looks like it's gonna be a few-some recipes from AR Christmas.
 
Commented by: Shanon K ♥
Dec. 12, 2012 6:14 am
I bought the flexible ice cube trays and it makes it real easy to pop out the pesto! Freeze my basil pesto all the time!
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manella
Dec. 12, 2012 9:11 am
I do what Shannon does,works great.
 
redly
Dec. 12, 2012 12:23 pm
Thanks Shanon and Manella!
 
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