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A mixture of finely chopped ingredients bound in a thick sauce and used as a filling or stuffing.
filling, forcemeat, farceView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘For the lobster salpicon use a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and toss well to coat.’
Via French from Spanish, from salpicar ‘sprinkle (with salt)’.
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