|Plunging foods with skins, such as tomatoes, into
boiling water. This loosens and splits the skin,
so it can be removed easily.
|Heat milk to just below the boiling point. This
can slow the souring of the milk.
|Not quite up to full measure. For example: a scant teaspoon of an ingredient would be less than a teaspoonful as opposed to a level teaspoon, rounded teaspoon or heaping teaspoon.
|Herb of the lily family whose root forms small clusters of bulbs with a mild garlic flavor.
Used in soups, salads, sauces, etc., the shallot has a brown papery skin as opposed to the whitish skin of the garlic.
|A type of crab found in the North Pacific region, may be cooked by frying or broiling
but the easiest way is to steam them in a large pot with a little boiling water until they turn a nice orangey color. Live crabs
should be cooked the day they are purchased and refrigerated until cooking. Cook raw crabmeat within 24 hours of when the crab dies.
Crab can then be shelled and used in recipes or dipped in drawn butter as with lobster.
|soft crack stage
|In candy making, the test for sugar syrup describing the point at which a drop of boiling syrup dropped in cold water separates into hard though pliable threads. On a candy thermometer, this is between 270 degrees and 290 degrees.
|Italian for small pieces of meat and other foods grilled on a skewer (i.e. shish kabob which is Turkish).
|stick of butter
|one stick or cube of butter equals 1/2 cup.
|A strained broth made by cooking any vegetable,
meat, seafood, or poultry in water. Used for
soups and sauces.
|to cook (usually vegetables) over low heat, causing their juices to be released and their sweetness enhanced while becoming translucent rather than colored
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