Anyway, this is my first year growing cilantro and I’ve learned a thing or two. I’ve been succession planting cilantro every three weeks, just to make sure we have a constant supply. But holey moley! It’s been bolting faster than you can shake a stick at. At least the flowers are said to attract beneficial insects so I’m just going to let them do their thing.
I’ve since discovered that there are slow-bolt varieties available that don’t flower as quickly. Slow-Bolt Cilantro from Renee’s Gardens is a variety I’m going to try. I’ve had excellent luck with Renee’s Gardens seeds so I’m hopeful that this will be an improvement over the cilantro I’m currently growing. (And Renee’s seed packets are so pretty to look at, it makes me want to buy way more than I have room to plant.)
Here is a SUPER easy, SUPER delicious marinade I’ve come up with to use with that fast bolting cilantro:
Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts to a uniform thickness. Place in large zip lock bag.
In a small bowl, mix together:
1/2 of chopped cilantro
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 Tbs honey
1 Tbs olive oil
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/4 cup lime juice
Pour the marinade over the chicken and turn breasts to coat evenly. Chill for 1 hour or overnight.
BBQ them when you’re ready. It’s delicious and a great way to keep your kitchen cool on a hot day! Enjoy!
What is your favorite hot day recipe?