From the Coriander plant, Dried Cilantro, also known as Chinese Parsley, has a very pungent odor and is frequently found in Mexican, Caribbean and Asian cooking. Like Parsley, Cilantro is often sprinkled on the top of cooked dishes, curries, sauces, soups and stews. It’s strong, distinctive flavor makes it a favorite among chefs for regional recipes where it is used.
It is used extensively in Mexican, Southwest and New Mexican dishes. Add it to salsas, guacamole or mix it in with low fat sour cream and use it as a topping for burritos, chili, enchiladas or tacos. You’ll also find it in many spice blends which are used in these same cuisines. It’s flavor is very distinctive and is used to accent other spices in the blends and recipes.
It is also used in quite extensively in Asian dishes and eastern curries. For a change of flavor, use in recipes which call for parsley. It might add that twist of flavor which will make a recipe your own.