One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mixture of finely chopped ingredients bound in a thick sauce and used as a filling or stuffing.
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- ‘For the lobster salpicon use a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and toss well to coat.’
- ‘Scoop out the insides of the eggs lightly with a vegetable spoon, and fill them with a fine salpicon of crawfish mingled with thick tartar sauce.’
- ‘To make the salpicon, heat the oil in a skillet. Add the onion, meat, cilantro, tomato, oregano, and salt and pepper, and simmer for at least 20 minutes, or until the meat is fully cooked through.’
Via French from Spanish, from salpicar ‘sprinkle (with salt)’.
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