My husband would say “Yes!”
I would have to disagree.
When a recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of cumin, I use two. Okay, I lied. I use a tablespoon, and then add a bit more for good measure.
Cilantro falls into this same category for me, as well as figuring into most of the same dishes that call for cumin. Recipe says 1/4 cup? That means one great big handful.
My Irish cousin is probably choking right now, but my foodie sister in law is thinking of recipes she can send along that call for cilantro and cumin.
We had a get together for my son’s birthday this weekend. Late summer flavors with cumin and cilantro: roasted tomato salsa and Dennis’ spicy burgers, laced with jalapeño, banana peppers, cumin and cilantro. Fall flavors: roasted eggplant salad with feta and chick peas. No cumin or cilantro there, just earthy richness.
Accompanying the cumin and cilantro: a 2011 Castello Monaci Acante Fiano. This wine is a perfect companion for late summer evenings, with a crispness that matches the cooler air, but enough fruit to keep you interested.