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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
WAYS OF COOKING
  • cook: prepare food for eating by using heat.
    Cook the sauce for 15 minutes.
  • bake: cook something in an oven.
    Bake the cake for 45 minutes.
  • boil: cook something in boiling water.
    Boil the rice for about 15 minutes.
  • braise: cook meat or vegetables in a small amount of liquid in a closed container.
    Braise the meat for 30 minutes.
  • fry: cook something in hot fat or oil.
    Fry the potatoes for 10 minutes.
  • grill/broil: cook something on a metal frame with bars across it, above strong direct heat.
    Grill the meat for 20 minutes.
  • barbecue: cook food on a metal frame over a fire outdoors.
    They always barbecue some meat when they go to the club.
  • roast: cook something in an oven or over a fire, on a spit.
    Roast the chicken over an open fire.
  • poach: cook something in gently boiling water.
    Poach the eggs for 5 minutes.
  • saute: cook something in a little amount of hot oil or fat.
    Saute the vegetables for some minutes.
  • simmer: cook something slowly by boiling it gently.
    Allow the soup to simmer for half an hour.
  • steam: cook something in steam.
    Steam the vegetables lightly.
  • stew: cook something slowly in liquid.
    Stew the meat for one hour.
  • stir-fry: cook something in hot oil for a short time and keep it moving in the pan.
    Stir-fry the onions for 20 seconds.
  • toast: make bread or other food brown by placing it close to heat.
    She toasted the cheese sandwiches.
  • microwave: cook something in a microwave oven.
    Microwave the meat for 7 minutes.

 

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