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Culinary terms, terms used in cookery and recipes, their meanings and how they are carried out (C & D) e.g. clarify, dredge, drizzle



CULINARY TERMS

C to D


In
order to be able to follow recipes you have to know what various terms
mean;  if you don’t it can be very difficult to find explanations
– not anymore, here are a few which you may find useful.

 

CARAMELISE
Gently heat foods until the sugars turn brown.

CARVE
Cut raw or cooked food into slices or pieces.

CHOP
Cut up in small pieces.


CLARIFY


To remove impurities from a liquid or fat by heating, skimming and straining.


COURT-BOUILLON

Stock made from wine, vegetables etc. often used in fish dishes.


CREAM


Mix and beat with a spoon or fork until soft and fluffy.


CROÛTONS


Tiny cubes of bread, fried until golden brown and crisp used to garnish soups and other dishes.

DECANT
Separate a liquid from sediments by careful pouring.

DEEP FRY
Immerse in sufficient hot fat or oil to cover food.

DREDGE
Sprinkle over food usually with flour or sugar.

DRESS
To shape meat, fish or poultry before cooking

DRIZZLE
Pour liquid very slowly and gently over food.

DRY-FRY
Quickly fry in pan without oil or fat.

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