Cilantro to me is just like parsley to Italians. It can be mixed into a dish or can be sprinkled on top of a cooked meal. People either fall in love with this tiny leafy greens or try everything they can to pick it out from every single bite. It's really a love and hate story. As for me, I love it with all my heart.
Stir fry shrimps with vegetables and a touch of cilantro -
25 grape tomatoes
8 button mushrooms
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon of red chili flakes
Some olive oil
Some sea salt
Some freshly ground black pepper
Peel and devein the shrimps. Peel and slice the garlic cloves. Halve the tomatoes. Quarter the mushrooms. Finely chop the cilantro.
Drizzle just enough olive oil onto a pan till evenly coat the bottom. Sprinkle some salt, pepper, add in sliced garlic and 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes. Turn to medium high heat.
Cook till the garlic aroma comes out, about 30 seconds. Remember to lower the heat if the garlic is about to get burned. You can turn the heat back up as soon as other ingredients are added to the pan.
So once the aroma comes out, toss in quartered mushrooms and season with a little bit more salt. Cook for about couple minutes -
Add in the tomatoes, about 1o seconds, toss in the shrimps. Once the shrimps are cooked, should be less than 2 minutes, toss in chopped cilantro. Give it a quick stir and you'll have a very aromatic stir fry shrimps -
I'm guessing..if you like parsley, you'll probably like cilantro too?
Cindy's Rating: 8