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Peruvian Kitchen

Peruvian Kitchen

By Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardó

Published 2014

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Also known as coriander, cilantro is one of the many herbs that came to Peru from other parts of the world. It contains many vitamins and minerals, promotes good digestion, and is a powerfully detoxifying herb. In Peru we only use the leaves, which are basic in soups like aguadito, in many rice dishes, in stews like seco, and to make a certain kind of tamales called tamalitos verdes (small green tamales). Store it in a plastic bag in the fridge, or keep it in a glass of water with the roots inside the water.