[Sca-cooks] Coriander Juice???

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 14:25:42 PST 2009

Thanks everyone.  I did purchase at the grocery store some time back some
cilantro (another type of coriander, IIRC) that was a puree kind of stuff in
a tube.  I wonder if that would work...especially if I could drain it
through fine cheesecloth or a coffee filter...whaddya think??


On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 5:21 PM, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius <
adamantius1 at verizon.net> wrote:

> On Feb 6, 2009, at 5:05 PM, Elaine Koogler wrote:
>  Thanks...I found that reference.  I guess part of my problem is figuring
>> out
>> how to juice leaves without purchasing a veggie juicer...which I really
>> can't afford right now.  I also will need mint and onion juice...same
>> idea!
>> So I'm not sure what I'm going to do.  But thanks for your response!
> If you need it for any purpose other than as a flavoring, the technique is
> a little different. Part of my mise en place at Bouley involved lots of a
> rather thin parsley puree, essentially the kind of bright green stuff in
> squirty bottles so beloved of chefs in the 90's.
> I'm not sure if it works with mint, but you can take cilantro and deal with
> it approximately like flat parsley: get a bunch or two, or more, hold it by
> the stem end, dunk it into salted, boiling water until it turns a brighter
> green and wilts slightly, then plunge it into ice water for  few minutes,
> until it's good and cold.
> Drain, puree in a blender, and strain the juice out through cheesecloth.
> If, OTOH, it's a small quantity and it is not for some cosmetic purpose,
> you can skip the blanching and just puree or chop finely, then
> strain/squeeze through cheesecloth.
> Come to think of it, I recall parsley juice in smaller quantities being
> sort of a by-product in chopping fines herbes; the mixture lasted longer
> without turning black when the chopped parsley had its juice squeezed out.
> Probably it also had less flavor, but I guess most of life is making choices
> like this...
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