Definition of chargrill in English:



  • Grill (food, typically meat or fish) quickly at a very high heat.

    ‘chargrilled breast of chicken’
    • ‘The lamb, however, is pink and tender and deliciously chargrilled and meaty.’
    • ‘We could have chosen from chicken liver, foie gras parfait or chargrilled asparagus or lime marinated red mullet.’
    • ‘If I'm working from home, lunch will usually be chargrilled meat (often organic lamb) on a bed of salad dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.’
    • ‘Madame Noire had the chargrilled sirloin steak, which came with fried onions and a spicy peppercorn sauce.’
    • ‘You can also use regular chicken breasts, chargrilled until just tender.’
    • ‘Heat a griddle pan until hot and chargrill the potatoes for four to five minutes or until golden brown.’
    • ‘The chicken, free-range and chargrilled, came on long skewers on top of a heap of salad leaves laced with Parmesan and parma ham.’
    • ‘Lili opted for the king prawns as her main course, while I chose the prime Scottish fillet of salmon, chargrilled with lemon juice, at £14.95.’
    • ‘My companion ordered the Cajun chicken dish - chicken breasts chargrilled with a blend of Cajun spices and served with a fresh fruit salsa cruda.’
    • ‘The prawn version consisted of butterflied prawns, chargrilled, with no trace whatsoever of the marinade.’
    • ‘Other main courses included stuffed aubergine with feta cheese, tomato and chick pea salsa or chargrilled fillet of beef with Roquefort butter, salad, tomato and fries.’
    • ‘Mr Kuster said the chargrill method of cooking was completely different to the older style grills and that staff had been hard at work on training courses to perfect their techniques.’
    • ‘For mains, we have chargrilled tenderloin and Chilean sea bass.’
    • ‘To obtain its unique flavour, chargrill aubergine over a naked flame, turning frequently for approximately 30 minutes.’
    • ‘If you have the time, you may also like to chargrill some of them, such as the asparagus tips.’
    • ‘Main courses included 8oz fillet steak, chargrilled leg of lamb, chicken, cod and salmon ranging from the €10 to €17 mark.’
    • ‘The chargrilled fillet steak with creamed potatoes and roasted field mushrooms was ordered medium rare and arrived medium.’
    • ‘Vegetarian main courses are especially enticing, with creative combinations such as chargrilled aubergine, pepper, buffalo mozzarella and pesto.’
    • ‘And there's only so many times you can eat raw carrots and celery: chargrilled vegetables make a good variation.’
    • ‘Usually people prefer the rustic taste of chargrilled food.’


Late 20th century: on the pattern of charbroil.