Cooking Terms

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

BAÑO 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.