Coriander Seeds (ground or whole)
Aarti says: "These are the seeds of the cilantro plant, but they don't taste anything like cilantro. They are more lemony in flavor and aroma — so don't try substituting fresh cilantro for either whole or ground coriander seeds. They taste oh-so-different! I usually buy the seeds, dry-toast them in a pan, then grind them myself."
Ground coriander goes into the flavorful spice rub for Aarti's "Friday Shrimp" (pictured).
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