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added about 4 years ago

From Wikipedia.... I would add a touch of one of these to taste to subsitute
Epazote is used as a leaf vegetable and herb for its pungent flavor. Raw, it has a resinous, medicinal pungency, similar to anise, fennel, or even tarragon, but stronger. Epazote's fragrance is strong but difficult to describe. It has been compared to citrus, petroleum, savory, mint and camphor.

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added about 4 years ago

hmmm, tarragon+mint it is. Thanks

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added about 4 years ago

We use a combination of fresh dill and cilantro in our recipe.

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added about 4 years ago

Oregano works also. Epazote is affectionately called Mexican oregano.

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added 2 months ago

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Mexican oregano is NOT epazote! Epazote is called Mexican tea.

Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens)

Epazote (Chenopodium ambrosioides)

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added about 4 years ago

Nothing else will deliver the pow of epazote but you can substitute classic Mexican flavors such as cilantro and Mexican oregano.

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Fany Gerson

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added almost 4 years ago

epazote has a very distinctive taste but if you don't want to use it, I wouldn't subtitute it because as long as you have a nice pasilla flavored broth, you won't need it and other herbs won't necessarily make it good

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added almost 4 years ago

As an aside, epazote is easy to grow. I put one plant in my garden this spring, and pretty much ignored it. It's huge.