One of the most fulfilling aspects of a cooks long journey to becoming a chef is becoming more and more knowledgeable about the flavor profiles of different ingredients and all of the possible parings that could be made. This is not an easy skillset to acquire. It takes years of cooking other chefs recipes, testing your own recipe ideas, and tasting as many new flavor combinations as possible. There is a book called The Flavor Bible written by Karen A. Page & Andrew Dornenburg.
This book is a savior and should be in the kitchens of every cook in the world. I actually have two copies — one at my house and one for the kitchen at work. The one for the kitchen is all beat up and missing the front and back cover. We actually just refer to it as “The Bible” in the kitchen. Coriander is a great spice. It is very versatile and you can get very creative with it. Here are some flavor combinations that go well with coriander:
Coriander pairs well with: allspice, apples, bananas, beans, chili, cilantro, cinnamon, citrus, cloves, cumin, curry, fennel, fish, garlic, ginger, mace, mint, mushrooms, nutmeg, onion, parsley