If you dont grow coriander then you have probably never had the opportunity to the wonderful green coriander seeds that follow the flowers
Once picked they only have couple of days before they will start to dry out, change colour and flavour and in my experience the only place you can find green coriander seed is in a garden.
Coriander is one of the herbs that no matter how well you grow it does quite easily bolt and go to seed.Now while dried coriander seeds are fabulous to have in the kitchen and easy to save from your coriander plants the green seeds taste quite different and are like small flavour bombs
Green Coriander’s seeds flavor is truly unique and different from the leaves, its citrusy with a slightly nutty note and works well with roasted or grilled vegetables or added to beans, lentils, rice dishes
For cooking green, harvest the seed heads as you need them and pull off the seeds, use whole or bashed to release their flavour in dishes
so the next time your coriander bolts dont be to quick to rip it out and pop it on the compost heap as it hasn’t finished giving you fantastic flavour for your kitchen
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