What It Is: Culantro is a popular herb in Latin American and Caribbean cooking, as well as in South and Southeast Asia, and, as you might image, is related to cilantro. Their taste is quite similar, but culantro is much stronger than its more popular cousin. In Florida and Hawaii, culantro is an invasive weed. Outside of these climates, growing culantro outdoors can be difficult.
Use: Use it in salsa, sofrito, or chutney. Explore the cuisines of the regions it is popular for more ideas, or use (sparingly) in place of cilantro.
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