For the Thai Beef and Lettuce Wraps what can you use instead of coriander as I hate the taste. Would the recipe work with parsley?
Nigella's Thai Crumbled Beef In Lettuce Wraps (from NIGELLA SUMMER) is a combination of spiced minced (ground) beef and cool iceberg lettuce leaves. Fresh coriander (cilantro) is stirred into the cooked beef, with a little extra scattered over the wraps. Fresh coriander has a slightly lemony flavour but it is a herb that people either love or hate.
For this particular dish we would not particularly recommend parsley as the flavour of parsley doesn't match quite as well with the other ingredients. Instead we would suggest using Thai basil, which has a slight anise flavour. If this is difficult to find then you could use freshly chopped mint, though as it is more assertive we would use 2-3 tablespoons, adding it carefully to the beef mixture and tasting between additions. Using mint would also make give the wraps a slight Vietnamese influence.