Use this marinade for tofu and meats, as a sauce for noodles or rice, or as a dressing for a green salad.
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup packed fresh cilantro with stems
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup tamari soy sauce
6 1/4-inch-thick slices fresh gingerroot
6 large cloves garlic
1 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1 small jalapeno or other chili pepper (optional)
Combine and blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender until the chili, garlic, ginger and cilantro are finely chopped.
From www.gourmetsleuth.com, reprinted from “More Recipes from a Kitchen Garden,” by Shepherd and Rabnoff.