The South is generally too hot for the herb Cilantro (a.k.a. Coriander), though I’ve been reading that if you grow it in part sun the plant won’t bolt(go to seed) as quickly. Bolting affects the flavor of the herb, too. Here in Augusta, Cilantro performs best in fall and spring, not summer!
I have a packet of Cilantro seeds, so I thought I would try to grow in part shade. I’ll sow a few every couple of weeks until fall. The plants usually last me until frost(November) here in Augusta, GA zone 8.
We use Cilantro in recipes as toppings or in place of parsley in potato salad. Here is an idea for Beef Burritos that my sister-in-law, Pia, shared with me when I had a Mexican themed wedding shower years ago.
Aunt Pia’s Burritos(my version)
- chuck roast cut about 2 inches thick
- Lipton onion soup mix packet
- 4 cups of beef broth/consomme
- garlic powder
- 3 potatoes diced
- onion chopped
- corn or flour tortillas
- chopped cilantro
- verde sauce or salsa