Chowhounds who love cilantro also love dishes that use a lot of it. Sauces and condiments are a popular use. Val recommends grilled Korean-style steaks with spicy cilantro sauce, and says the sauce is so awesome, “I could almost just eat [it] with a spoon.”

Indian cilantro chutney is just a “whole bunch of cilantro whizzed in the food processor with some finely-diced green chile, a little lemon juice, a pinch of salt, and a bit of ground cumin,” says alanbarnes, who adds that it’s a great accompaniment to steaks or roasted chicken, as well as Indian dishes. (Here’s a video lesson on making it.)

Veggo cuts fresh corn from the cob and sautées it with minced jalapeño until it starts to caramelize, then removes it from the heat and adds fresh lime juice and lots of chopped de-stemmed cilantro. zamorski stir-fries gai lan (Chinese broccoli), ginger, shallots, a cup or so of cilantro, and about a tablespoon of turmeric, then finishes with fish sauce, a bit of sugar, and a bit of lime juice. “Sounds a little overpowering,” he says, “but it works.”

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