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Friday, 21 April 2006

green chili omelette (EoMEoTE#15, WHB#29: coriander leaf)

Filed under: crossblogging,EoMEoTE,food & drink,main course,spicy,WHB — ejm @ 14:19 EDT

Ah, if only my connection hadn’t been going crazy, I would have posted closer to the EoMEoTE deadline… I’m probably too late, but who cares?

EoMEoTE#15 – Hard-Boiled Edition: Green Chili Omelette
Weekend Herb Blogging #29: Coriander (Coriadrum sativum)

Coriander, Anyone?
by ejm, April 2006

Shelldon’s brains felt scrambled. Yet another late night. Or was it just another very early morning? Whatever. The office doorbell was ringing. Too loud. Too insistant.

He opened one bleary eye, “Come on in; it’s open”.

And the legs walked in. Shelldon opened both eyes wide. He looked up. Yah, she was gorgeous. Dark hair, dangerous green eyes, chili red lips. She was hot. Almost too hot to handle. His kind of girl.

She said her name was Coriander L’Eggs.

“What’s clickin’, Chicken?”, he drawled.
[...]

Okay, that’s enough of that!! I won’t beat (ow!! make me stop now!) around the bush any longer…

click on image to larger view of green chili omelette
mint

We had a lot of coriander leaf just crying out to be used in a green chili omelette a little while back. And there were plenty of the hottest green chilies too. Perfect for a green chili omelette.

Onions, green chilis, coriander leaf (aka cilantro) and toast (of course). The omelette is even better with chapatis or naan, but I was lazy that morning and hadn’t made any.

Try it. It’s killer….

edit 23 April 2006 @ 10:31 EDT: I just realized that this post can double as one for

Weekend Herb Blogging #29: Coriander (Coriadrum sativum)

weekend herb blogging - © kalyns kitchen Coriander leaf is one of those herbs that people either absolutely loathe or absolutely adore (we are in the latter camp); there seems to be no middle ground. We always serve coriander leaf in a separate bowl when we have guests so that they won’t waste any by pushing it discreetly to the sides of their plates or choking it down politely. No need for that! If they don’t like coriander leaves, it just means more for the rest of us!

Coriander is insanely easy to grow. But it does bolt quite quickly this far north. Which can be good if you love coriander seeds. Read here for more about growing coriander.

click on image to see larger view of (storebought) coriander leaves

mint

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11 Comments for green chili omelette (EoMEoTE#15, WHB#29: coriander leaf)” »

  1. Comment by Meena — 21 April 2006 @ 18:46 EDT

    I love omeletes and always enjoy spicing it up! This looks like a great recipe. :o)

  2. Comment by MrsBrown — 21 April 2006 @ 22:37 EDT

    Very Mickey Spillane or am I thinking of Dashiell Hammett? Whatever it is, it was very hard-boiled…and the omelette looked hot, too. Too hot to handle…

  3. Comment by ejm — 21 April 2006 @ 23:24 EDT

    Oooh!! Thanks, MrsBrown! I was actually trying to think like Raymond Chandler but I have to say that I’m thrilled to be compared to Mickey Spillane! (I don’t think there’s enough booze in the post for it to be Dashiell Hammett.)

    It is a great recipe, Meena. I hope you try it and like it as much as we do.

  4. Comment by kalyn — 23 April 2006 @ 15:20 EDT

    Your cilantro looks very healthy. It’s very hard to grow here because the summer is too hot. I’m going to try growing it on the west side of my house where it’s shady.

  5. Comment by ejm — 23 April 2006 @ 15:35 EDT

    Really? Wow. Learn something new every day! I didn’t know that, Kalyn. I didn’t think that coriander would have any difficulty with too much heat! I always thought that it likes lots and lots of sun and warm weather. And doesn’t it grow in Mexico and India? Hmmm, I see that petesherbs.com (South Carolina site) says it is a winter growing herb there….

    Oh, and by the way, I wish I could take credit for growing the coriander in the photo but that bunch of coriander is store bought. It’s still too cold for any herbs to grow outside. (although our sage is starting to look green and the Greek oregano has begun to leaf)

  6. Comment by Paz — 23 April 2006 @ 21:00 EDT

    I love cilantro. Wish I could grow them. I’m going to try your omelete recipe. Thanks!

    Paz

  7. Comment by CAM — 23 April 2006 @ 23:50 EDT

    Hey, if you served these egg with ham….?

  8. Comment by ejm — 24 April 2006 @ 06:22 EDT

    Paz, if you have a windowbox or a balcony, you should be able to grow cilantro. As soon as all danger of frost has past just stick some coriander seeds under a thin layer of potting soil. Water it, and very soon, you’ll have cilantro. (The traditional magic time of no-frost-danger here is the May 24 long weekend but it might a little earlier in NYC?) And soon after that, you’ll likely have coriander flowers which will go to seed very quickly. Then you’ll have more coriander seeds to plant so you can have more cilantro…. You can get your first set of seeds at the Indian grocery store in the spice section.

    I hope you like the green chili omelette. Do let me know how it goes.

    I see where you’re going there, CAM, but, well… I do not like green eggs and ham! :lalala:

  9. Comment by Tea — 1 May 2006 @ 20:00 EDT

    I love cilantro! And the cilantro and green chili combination sounds wonderful. Might have to try that for brunch next weekend. Thanks!

  10. Comment by Paz — 2 May 2006 @ 13:13 EDT

    Thanks for the advice! I’m going to look for a windowbox (I just have a small window ledge) and some seeds… I’ll let you know what happens!

    Paz

  11. Comment by ejm — 3 May 2006 @ 09:14 EDT

    It is a great combination, Tea. Do let me know how you like it.

    I hope the window box works, Paz!

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