Archive for the ‘Cilantro’ Category

Singapore Slaw

Singapore Slaw
Recipe & picture courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Start to Finish: 20 minutes
Makes 6 to 8 servings

  • 3 cups shredded cabbage or 1/2 of a 16-ounce bag shredded cabbage with carrot
  • 1-1/2 cups jicama cut into strips
  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1/2 of a medium green, red, or yellow sweet pepper, cut into julienne strips (1/2 cup)
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or salad oil
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine cabbage, jicama, orange sections, sweet pepper, red onion, and cilantro. Cover and chill up to 4 hours.
  2. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine peanut oil or salad oil, rice vinegar, sugar, sesame seed (if desired), toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, and dry mustard. Cover and shake well. Chill up to 4 hours.
  3. To serve, shake dressing again; pour over salad. Toss lightly to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts.

Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare dressing up to 4 hours ahead. Cover and store in refrigerator. Shake well before using.

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Corn and Crab Quesadillas

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Betty Crocker

Makes 6 servings

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (11 oz) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions (5 medium)
  • 1 jar (2 oz) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 lb chopped cooked crabmeat or imitation crabmeat (2 cups)
  • 6 sun-dried tomato or spinach-cilantro flavored flour tortillas (8 to 10 inch)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • Sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro, if desired
  1. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, corn, cilantro, onions, pimientos, pepper and red pepper. Fold in crabmeat. Spread 2/3 cup of the crabmeat mixture over each tortilla; fold tortilla in half, pressing lightly. Brush both sides of each tortilla with butter.
  2. In 12-inch skillet, cook 3 tortillas at a time over medium-high heat about 5 minutes, turning once, until light brown. Garnish with sour cream and cilantro.

**Personal Review: This turned out great – we loved it and will make it again!**

Roasted Tomato Tortilla Soup

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Hunt’s

Hands On: 15 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Makes: 6 servings (about 1-1/4 cups plus garnishes each)

  • 1 tablespoon Pure Wesson Canola Oil
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt’s Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup diced queso fresco cheese
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 ounces white tortilla chips, coarsely broken (2 oz = 15 chips)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Heat medium saucepan over medium-high heat; add oil, corn, onion, celery and jalapeno. Cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute or until aromatic.
  2. Add broth, drained tomatoes and chicken. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes or until hot and flavors have blended.
  3. Divide cheese equally between each soup bowl. Add 1 cup soup to each. Top with equal amounts of sour cream, tortilla chips and cilantro.

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Chicken Pad Thai


Recipe & picture courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Makes 4 servings

  • 8 ounces rice noodles (Vietnamese bahn pho or Thai sen-mee)
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chile sauce with garlic
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast or turkey, cut into bite-sized strips
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  1. Place noodles in a large bowl. Add enough hot tap water to cover; let stand for 10 to 15 minutes or until pliable but not soft. Drain well in a colander.
  2. Meanwhile, for peanut topping, combine peanuts and lime peel; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and chile sauce; stir until smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir for 6 minutes until chicken is tender and no pink remains. Transfer to a bowl.
  5. Add egg to the hot skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Turn egg with spatula and cook for 30 to 60 seconds more, just until set. Remove and chop egg; set aside.
  6. In same skillet heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over high heat for 30 seconds. Add drained noodles and sprouts; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add fish sauce mixture and chicken; cook 1 to 2 minutes more until heated through. Divide noodle mixture among four plates. Sprinkle each serving with egg and peanut topping. Garnish with green onion and cilantro.

**Personal Review: This came out awesome and it was pretty easy to make as well.**

Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas Verde


Recipe & picture courtesy of Redbook

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Makes 22 enchiladas

  • 1 1/2 lb poblano chiles
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lb tomatillos (16 medium), husked, rinsed
  • 4 large cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 2 large white onions, chipped (3 cups)
  • 24 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 6 cups shredded roast chicken (from 2 roasted chickens)
  • 1 lb shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 cups)
  1. Heat broiler. Place chiles on a baking sheet; lightly brush with 1 tbsp of the oil. Broil as close to the heat source as possible, 8-10 minutes, turning frequently, until skins are blackened all over. Transfer to a plastic food storage bag or paper bag; let cool. Scrape off charred skins; cut off stems, halve chiles, and remove seeds; coarsely chop.
  2. Place tomatillos and garlic on broiler pan rack; broil close to heat source, 15 minutes, turning frequently, until tomatillos and garlic are charred in spots and soft. Remove skins from garlic and chop.
  3. Heat remaining oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook 8 minutes. Add chiles, tomatillos, garlic, 2 corn tortillas, torn into small pieces, and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; when cool enough to handle, transfer mixture to food processor with cilantro and salt; pulse until sauce is just slightly chunky. Transfer to a bowl; whisk in creme fraiche until blended.
  4. Spread 3/4 cup of sauce thinly on bottom of 2 (13×9×2 inch) baking dishes. In a large bowl, combine chicken with 1 cup sauce and toss to lightly coat (sauce can be made up to 2 days ahead and refrigeratedl; thin with more broth or water before using).
  5. Heat oven to 350°F. Stack 11 of the remaining tortillas on a microwave-safe plate and cover with a moist paper towel. Microwave 1 minute, until heated through and pliable. To assemble enchiladas, dip a tortilla into sauce just to moisten and top with a heaping 1/4 cup chicken mixture and 2 1/2 tbsp cheese. Roll up tortilla snug and transfer to a baking dish. Repeat with remaining 10 tortillas.
  6. Soften remaining tortillas in microwave and assemble second baking dish with enchiladas. Spoon remaining sauce and cheese over top of enchiladas. (Can be covered and refrigerated up to 1 day ahead; bring to room temperature before baking.)
  7. Bake 20 minutes, or until heated through and sauce is bubbly. Remove enchiladas from baking dishes with a spatula and serve immediately.

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Spicy-Sweet Pork Tenderloin


Recipe & picture courtesy of My Recipes

Serves 4

  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 12 (3/4-inch-thick) slices
  • 1/3 cup bottled salsa
  • 1 tablespoon seedless raspberry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Flatten each pork piece to 1/2-inch thickness using your fingertips. Add pork to pan; spoon soy sauce mixture evenly over pork slices. Cook 3 minutes or until browned. Turn pork over; cook 3 minutes or until done. Remove from pan.
  3. Add salsa and preserves to pan; increase heat to medium-high. Cook 30 seconds or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Serve pork with salsa mixture, and sprinkle with cilantro.

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Taco Salad Bowls


Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 20 min
Makes: 4 servings

  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inch)
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder, divided
  • 3/4 lb. extra lean ground beef
  • 1 cup matchlike carrot sticks
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick ‘N Chunky Salsa, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Light Mayo Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
  • 4 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Four Cheese Mexican Style Cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Crumple four large sheets of foil to make four 3-inch balls; place on baking sheet. Place 1 tortilla on top of each ball; spray tortilla with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 tsp. of the chili powder. Bake 6 to 8 min. or until tortillas are golden brown. (Tortillas will drape over balls as they bake.)
  2. Meanwhile, brown meat with carrots and remaining 2-1/2 tsp. chili powder in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 cup of the salsa; cook 2 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Mix mayo and remaining 2 Tbsp. salsa in large bowl. Add salad greens and tomatoes; toss to coat. Spoon into tortilla shells; top with meat mixture, cheese and cilantro.

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