Nigella Lawson Says This Is A Great Substitute For Fresh Coriander

Nigella Lawson is one of our favorite celebrity chefs. The domestic goddess often makes us want to vicariously live through her as she cooks up her famous Buttermilk Roast Chicken or her Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake, which inevitably leads to the very best of us going down to the kitchen late at night to enjoy an extra slice. Yes, Lawson's recipes are that good. Her most recent cookbook, Cook, Eat, Repeat may be her magnum opus, providing us with 50 new recipes to make and savor. "The recipes I write come from my life, my home," Penguin Books wrote, quoting her in a Facebook post.

Just follow her on Twitter and you can see this through her recipes of the day. From Chocolate Pear Pudding to her Moonblush Tomatoes, the celebrity chef has been providing her followers with some decadent and delicious food to satiate the foodie soul. Recently, Lawson shared a recipe for Lime and Coriander Chicken. On her webpage, Lawson explained that the lime in this dish adds both a zesty and tangy flavor and helps to tenderize the meat. But, knowing that there are people in the world who are not a fan of coriander, Lawson was quick to share that there is a substitute for this herb so its "haters" could enjoy the recipe without sacrificing the flavor.

Here's what Nigella says to use instead

On April 8, Lawson took to Twitter to share her #RecipeOfTheDay, which happened to be Lime and Coriander Chicken. "It's rare for me to choose chicken breast over thigh, but this really works — and I make crackling out of the skin and crumble it over a salad made with ridiculously disparaged iceberg!" she wrote in the tweet. But for those of you who are not a fan of coriander — or cilantro as we like to call it in the United States — do not despair. The culinary master shared a trick so even the most ardent of cilantro despisers can enjoy this dish. Lawson wrote: "And coriander-haters: I suggest you use a mixture of fresh mint and dill instead!"

Tasteessence also concurs that both dill and mint are good substitutes for cilantro, noting that they are better when added to your cooked dishes as late in the cooking process as possible so they maintain their flavors and their incredible aroma. This substitute is good news for those individuals who think cilantro tastes like soap, and don't worry, you are not alone. Ina Garten is not a fan of the herb either. Still, Lawson uses this herb in a wide variety of her dishes — including in her Chocolate Chip Chili — so it's good to know you can still enjoy these recipes without the cilantro.