COOKING TERMS

Submited by Laura from Jimenez Chihuahua Mexico

This section shows you the basic cooking terms. You will find many of them in the Mexican Recipes through.

  • BAŅO MARIA

  • This is a method of cooking that involves placing one pan of ingredients inside another that contains water. This second one is directly exposed to the source of heat.

  • BIND

  • Give consistency to a particular sauce or juice by adding an egg yolk, cream, flour, etc.

  • BLEND

  • Turn something into a liquid with a blender.

  • CURDLE

  • To thicken the parts of a liquid until it becomes solid.

  • DE-FOAM

  • Remove foam.

  • INCORPORATE

  • A careful mixing of ingredients without the use of a batter.

  • INFUSION

  • The act of extracting solvable substances by means of hot water.

  • MARINADE

  • The process of adding a prepared liquid to moisten over a period of time meat, poultry, fish or fruit in order to increase flavor or to create a softening effect.

  • PRE-HEAT

  • Begin the heating process in advance.

  • ROLL

  • Flatten and roll with the use of a rolling pin.

  • SLICE

  • To cut into thin slices.

  • SWEET CREAM

  • This is not a cream to which is added sugar; rather it is a type of cream which may be purchase at a food market.

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