Adjective "Parboiled" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Partly cook (food) by boiling.
  1. 'I parboiled them in plenty of salted water for seven minutes, and then tossed with some oil (a mix of sunflower and rapeseed - wouldn't use olive for this) and a lot of salt.'
  2. 'In a large saucepan, bring salted water to a boil and parboil lobsters for three minutes.'
  3. 'Almost all meals feature plantains (very similar to bananas), which are usually parboiled, sliced, and deep fried.'
  4. 'The fruit should be peeled and parboiled then set aside.'
  5. 'The neck of this clam is usually parboiled and skinned, with the skins being reserved and ground for chowder.'
  6. 'In Uzbekistan, critics of the government have the choice of being poached or parboiled.'
  7. 'Nigella suggested parboiling the parsnips, so I did that for about five minutes, way ahead of time.'
  8. 'To make it on the stove top, sauté the onion and garlic, parboil the potato and then let everything simmer for as long as possible to let the flavours meld together.'

More definitions

1. to boil partially or for a short time; precook.

More examples(as adjective)

"rices can be parboiled."

"shares can be parboiled."

"exports can be parboiled."

"vegetables can be parboiled."

"varieties can be parboiled."

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(parboil)Late Middle English: from Old French parbouillir, from late Latin perbullire ‘boil thoroughly’, from Latin per- ‘through, thoroughly’ (later confused with part) + bullire ‘to boil’.