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Cooking Techniques



Parboil

To partially precook a food by boiling for a short time in water. Heavier foods like carrots and potatoes are parboiled and then can be added near the end of a recipe so that all the ingredients will finish cooking at about the same time.

If the food is to be held for a short time, it may continue to cook after being removed from the boiling water. As with blanching, it should be refreshed in an ice water bath.