Monday, April 06, 2009

Bek 1, Cilantro 0

Or shall I say, Bek 10, Cilantro 0. It's been Cilantro Central here for the past week, as I bought a huge bunch of the stuff and have been trying to use it up before it went bad. I don't understand why you can't just buy herbs by weight like everything else :(

Anyhow, I made spring rolls, cilantro-lime rice, several lunches worth of peanut noodle salad, a fridge-cleaning version of okonomiyaki (or faux-konomiyaki, since it bears little resemblance to the original) based on this recipe, and still had cilantro in my fridge. Then I stumbled across this post (OK, it was intentional -- I was searching Google Reader for cilantro recipes). I got Veganomicon from the library, and lo and behold, the Black Bean Burger recipe called for cilantro! I made the recipe almost-as-written (just substituted 1/2 tsp Sriracha for the garlic and chile powder, and used the liquid from the canned beans in place of half the water) and voila, no more cilantro. Well...almost no more cilantro. I had just about 1/4 cup left, so I mixed it with some lettuce and cabbage, and tossed it with peanut sauce to make a salad to accompany my burger. Yay!


Blogger Cabbage said...

I find it amusing when you say things like "I substituted 1/2 tsp of blahblahblah" because I know you sure as hell aren't measuring things over there in Lokiland!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009 4:46:00 AM  

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