Saturday, January 12, 2008

Coriander Sauce (Cilantro Pesto)

Ed and I first had a sauce similar to this over cod at Sol Azteca in Boston back in the early 1970’s. “Cilantro pesto” has since become trendy and versions can now be found in many cookbooks. This is my version, a result of trying to second-guess Sol Azteca.

Puree in blender or food processor:

1 c fresh coriander leaves
4-5 canned green tomatillos (optional and I generally now omit)
2-3 green chili, roasted and skinned
2 cloves garlic
3 T olive oil
Juice of 1 lime




This sauce, like (Basil) Pesto Sauce may be frozen in an ice cube tray wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and thawed in small quantities.


FISH WITH CORIANDER SAUCE

Place a coating of sauce over the fish (white fish or salmon) and bake according to fish type and thickness. Serve with additional sauce.


CHICKEN WITH CORIANDER SAUCE

Marinate boneless, skinless chicken breasts in

1 part olive oil
2 parts lime juice
Cumin to taste

Grill until done and then serve topped with the coriander sauce.

PORK WITH CORIANDER SAUCE

Marinate boneless pork loin cutlets in

1 part olive oil
2 parts lime juice
Cumin to taste

Grill until done and then serve topped with the coriander sauce.

Reviewed 6/20/2017

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