Cilantro also known as coriander, originated from southern Europe, north Africa, and parts of west Asia. Cilantro was brought to North American colonies by the English in the 1600’s. Coriander is what American's refer to as the seeds of the plant, where as other countries refer to the leaves/plant as coriander.The leaves should be added to warm/hot foods, so its flavor can be diminished. Some people say fresh coriander has a soapy taste or can even taste slightly like citrus. There are some Belgian breweries that use coriander with orange peels to give there beer a citrus undertone.
Cilantro has several health benefits such as Vitamins A, K, & C, it also has minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium and is said to have more antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables. It can not only be used as a heavy-metal detoxifier, it can also be very beneficial for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Diabetes, Autism and many more. Cilantro is known to help support the digestive system. Cilantro can be juiced with apples, or celery to make a medicinal drink.
WILD CAUGHT CILANTRO LIME MAHI MAHI RECIPE
• 1 pound (4 filets) Wild Caught Mahi Mahi
• ¼ cup organic olive oil
• 2 tsp fresh lime juice
• 1 tbsp raw honey, slightly melted
• 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
• ⅛ tsp unrefined sea salt
• dash of pepper
1. In a small bowl add all of the ingredients except the fish. Mix well.
2. Transfer into a ziplock bag. Add fish and coat well. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour in refrigerator.
3. Preheat grill to medium heat.
4. Take fish out of marinade and season the fish with a little more salt and pepper.
5. Place fish on grill and allow to cook for about 4 minutes.
6. Turn fish over and allow other side to cook for another 3-4 minutes.
7. Do not overcook the fish. Fish cooks quickly! When the fish flakes easily with a fork, it is done.
8. Serve with some fresh cilantro on top of the fish and a lime wedge.