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|One of the most delicious, versatile, pesto-like sauces you can make! Kids love it!|
Keeps well in the fridge for a week or so--if it lasts that long--and gets better over time, really.
Uses & Suggestions:Traditionally used as a condiment with falafel, Zhug is excellent on the American equivalent, hamburgers, slathered on any grilled meats or vegetables, on roasted potatoes, in sandwiches, hummus, tacos, burritos, or as a garnish for soups.
Make the night before--it's more relaxing to pick the cilantro while you're watching a show or chatting after dinner-- then use it liberally all week. Zhug is much better the next day and continues to develop complexity all week long. Once you've made it a few times you can knock it out in no time, 15 minutes, and dress up any dish. I've served it several nights in a row and everyone fights over it, as it tastes better each day. Few have heard of it, but everyone will love it.
Coriander/Cilantro is considered both an herb and a spice, its leaves, Cilantro, being the herb, and its seeds, Coriander, being the spice. It's use can be traced back to 5,000 BC, making it one of the world's oldest spices, traditionally used in Greek and Roman cultures to preserves meats and flavor breads. Zhug is a tasty way to incorporate this super-beneficial stress-relieving, salmonella-destroying anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, vitamin K rich, heavy metal cleansing phytonutrient-packed herb/spice into your diet. What? Show me the science!
photo credit: erin scott.