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Spanish cooking verbs

24 Nov, 2017 Spanish for Beginners
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In this lesson, we will learn common verbs used in the kitchen or cooking verbs in Spanish.

Spanish cooking verbs

  • añadir - to add
  • hornear - to bake
  • mezclar - to blend
  • hervir - to boil
  • picar - to chop
  • enfriar - to cool
  • mojar - to wet
  • calentar - to warm
  • secar - to dry
  • freir - to fry
  • cortar - to cut
  • asar - to grill
  • calentar - to heat
  • derretir - to melt
  • mezclar - to mix
  • salar - to salt
  • rebozar - to roll
  • asar - to roast
  • recalentar - to reheat
  • precalentar - to preheat
  • verter, echar - to pour
  • pelar, mondar - to peel
  • lavar - to wash
  • batir - to whip
  • revolver, remover - to stir
  • rebanar - to slice
  • sazonar - to season
  • restregar - to scrub
  • rellenar - to stuff
  • probar, degustar - to taste
  • quemar - to burn
  • regar con su jugo - to baste
  • batir - to beat
  • dorar - to brown
  • revisar - to check
  • cubir - to cover
  • decorar - to decorate
  • descongelar - to defrost
  • incorporar - to fold
  • envolver - to wrap
  • moldear - to form
  • hacer - to make
  • picar - to mince
  • humedecer - to moisten
  • voltear - to turn
  • quitar - to trim
  • mezclar - to toss
  • tostar - to toast
  • atar - to tie

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Let's practice!

Below is a recipe for meringues in Spanish and English!

Receta para Los merengues de la abuela

 

Ingredientes:

  • 1/2 taza clara de huevos
  • 1 1/2 taza de azúcar blanca

Preparación/Instrucciones

 

  1. Calienta el horno a 250 grados
  2. Bate la clara de huevos hasta que formen picos firmes
  3. Poco a poco incorpora el azúcar a la clara de huevos
  4. Echa la mezcla a cucharadas a una bandeja de horno
  5. Hornee por una hora, y deja reposar dentro del horno por 20 minutos

Otras opciones

Algunas recetas también agregan cremor tártaro. También le puedes agregar un sabor, como vainilla, para variar

Recipe for Grandma's Meringues

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar

Preparation/Instructions 

  • Heat the oven to 250 degrees
  • Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks
  • Slowly incorporate the sugar into the egg whites
  • Spoon the meringue mixture onto a lined baking sheet
  • Bake for one hour, and let cool in the oven for 20 minutes

Optional Changes

Some recipes call for cream of tartar. You can also flavor your meringues with vanilla or any other type of flavoring to mix things up!