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cooking word #210397
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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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The dish "cooked" that way is called ceviche.

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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.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
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Oh no not this again!!!

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Maybe there's a size limit?

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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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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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Hmm--this may be it:

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