A small pouch or bag used to
Highly seasoned minced meat mixed with a thick syrup.
Ulek (sambal oelek): Used as an
accompaniment and in cooking.
Made by crushing fresh red chilies with a little salt: Remove the seeds
from the chilies, chop finely, then crush with salt using a pestle and
mortar. Three chilies will make about 1 tablespoon sambal ulek (also
redy-prepared in small jars from Oriental stores and some
Sanitize: To kill 999 out of 1000
Browning food first on one
side and then on the other in
a small quantity of fat. In this cooking process, the
fat is placed in a shallow pan, and when it is sufficiently hot, the
food is put into it. Foods that are to be sautéed are usually
or cut into small pieces, and they are turned frequently during the
process of cooking. All foods prepared in this way are difficult to
digest, because they become more or less hard and soaked with
Scald: To heat to temperature just
below boiling point.
Scrapple is boiled, ground
leftover pieces of pig,
together with cornmeal and spices, usually served with a spicy
Sear: To brown surface rapidly at
Plain soda water.
Not green/spring onion - mall
pointed members of the
onion family that grow in clusters something like garlic and have a
Sift: To pass through a sieve.
Simmer: To cook in liquid at a
temperature just below boiling.
cream: In the US light cream.
Skewer: A long pin of wood or metal
on which food is placed and held in shape while cooking.
Sliver: To cut or shred into long,
Water that contains very little mineral matter.
A common example of soft water is rainwater.
onion: Also called Bermuda
onion. Large and not
as "hot" as standard onions. This nomenclature may vary in some
Often used to mean "Red Spanish Onion" which is not so much red as
Spores: A resistant body formed by
certain micro-organisms when exposed to unfriendly environments.
A family of vegetables. All
but two have a thick,
hard, usually inedible rind, rich tasting meat, and lots of seeds. A
known if not wide-spread example is the pumpkin. There are also things
called summer squashes, which have edible rinds, milder meats, and
fewer seeds. An example of this type is the zucchini or courgette.
Sterilize: To kill all
Stew: To cook covered in a small
amount of simmering or boiling water for a long time.
Stock: The liquid in which meat,
poultry, fish or vegetables have been cooked.
This is whiskey made from only one grain and it is not blended with
anything else, including other whiskeys.
Consists of putting buttered
parchment paper on top of
vegetables in a pan, covering the pan with a lid, and letting them cook