Cilantro, or fresh coriander is also called Chinese parsley. Cilantro has a pungent, clean taste that is a good match for spicy Mexican and Asian flavors. Keep fresh cilantro refrigerated; place the stems in a glass of water and enclose the tops with a plastic bag.
Fresh parsley can be used in place of the cilantro.
Chop your own garlic or purchase it pre-chopped and packed in jars available in the produce department.