The Q&A Archives: Long Leaf Coriander

Question: I am looking for an herb used in Latin American cooking called long leaf coriander. It's Spanish name is "recado" or "recaito". Any suggestions where I might find it? Thank you.

Answer: Richters Herbs offers corianders (Coriandrum sativum) including the new variety called Santo, which are described as being used in both Chinese and Latin American cuisine. However, they also offer a "Mexican Coriander" (Eryngium foetidum) which might be what you are looking for -- it is the recao listed as an ingredient (along with but in addition to cilantro) in recaito recipes.

Richters Herbs
357 Hwy. 47
Goodwood, Ontario
L0C 1A0
Tel. +1.905.640.6677
Fax. +1.905.640.6641

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