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#210397 - 04/12/13 06:00 PM cooking word
Jackie Offline

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What's the term for "cooking" food by the application of some kind of acid--vinegar or lemon juice, usually? The acid breaks it down. I've heard the word on the Food Network but have forgotten it.

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#210404 - 04/12/13 07:46 PM Re: cooking word [Re: Jackie]
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The dish "cooked" that way is called ceviche.

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#210409 - 04/13/13 10:45 AM Re: cooking word [Re: Faldage]
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ceviche

Here is an interesting etymological speculation (link for ceviche < escabeche < Arabic al-sikbāj 'sweet and sour stewed beef' < Persian sik 'vinegar' + 'broth'. Other etymolgies have been proposed and are mentioned in the Wikipedia article that Faldo linked to.

As for the process, I thought it was simply called marination.
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#210411 - 04/13/13 11:29 AM Re: cooking word [Re: zmjezhd]
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#210412 - 04/13/13 11:30 AM Re: cooking word [Re: Jackie]
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Oh no not this again!!!

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#210413 - 04/13/13 11:32 AM Re: cooking word [Re: Jackie]
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#210414 - 04/13/13 11:32 AM Re: cooking word [Re: Jackie]
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Maybe there's a size limit?

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#210415 - 04/13/13 11:33 AM Re: cooking word [Re: Jackie]
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Ok--many posts for one reply?
No, and it's not macerate either, I don't think. That is, the item is marinated but more occurs than that if you leave it too long.

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#210416 - 04/13/13 11:34 AM Re: cooking word [Re: Jackie]
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Well--I found one answer though it's not what I'm (possibly mis-) remembering:
Citric acid in lime juice changes the proteins in fish by a process called denaturation.

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#210417 - 04/13/13 11:34 AM Re: cooking word [Re: Jackie]
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Hmm--this may be it:


Edited by Jackie (04/13/13 11:35 AM)

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