Freezing Cilantro

I used to be afraid to buy cilantro because it would go bad
before I could use it.

Thanks to Kalyn’s Kitchen, I no
longer worry about it.

Kalyn wrote a post about freezing her basil with a little oil.

I have now experimented the same thing with cilantro.


Here is what it looks like frozen with oil.

So todays lunch was Oven Fried Perch and Cheddar Bay Biscuits.


If you don’t buy bisquick you can use the homemade bisquick recipe at
the bottom of this post. I also add a little lemon zest to the flour for the fish.

Oven Fried Perch

Serving Size : 6

2 pounds perch fillets
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
3 tablespoons cilantro — chopped
3 tablespoons butter — melted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
lemon wedges to serve

Preheat oven to 400. Combine the flour,cornmeal, salt and cilantro.

Dip fish fillets in the milk and dredge in the flour mixture.

Place fillets in individual baking dishes then drizzle with the butter and lemon juice

Bake for 15 -20 minutes or until fish flakes. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.

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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Serving Size : 12

— FOR BISCUITS
2 1/2 cups bisquick® baking mix
1 cup cheddar cheese — grated
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter — melted
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
— BRUSH ON TOP
1/4 cup butter — melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cilantro — chopped
1 dash salt

Preheat oven to 400

Combine biscuit ingredients well and drop 1/4 cup portions on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Combine the topping mixture and brush on the unbaked biscuits.

Bake 14-16 minutes until browned.

NOTES : I got this from Todd Wilber’s Top Secret Recipes,
it is a copy of Red Lobsters. http://www.topsecretrecipes.com

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Homemade Bis -Quick

5 lbs all purpose flour (20 cups)
2 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk
3/4 cup baking powder
3 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
cut in:
2 lb. vegetable shortening (4 cups)

Mixture should look like coarse cornmeal. Store at room temperature in tightly-covered container.

NOTES : (can be used in any recipe which calls for Bisquick)

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. chrispy
    Sep 26, 2006 @ 19:14:33

    great tip on freezing cilantro. Thanks for the add to your blogroll. It was unexpected.

    Reply

  2. Jeff
    Sep 26, 2006 @ 20:15:04

    Great idea on freezing cilantro!

    Reply

  3. gattina
    Sep 27, 2006 @ 17:05:14

    I never make my own biscuit, thanks for your lovely recipes! Oh I love cilantro too!

    Reply

  4. patti
    Oct 02, 2006 @ 21:40:50

    Great tip! I never can use all the cilantro before it goes bad. I know what I will do next time now, thanks!

    Reply

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