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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective undercooked
Cook (something) insufficiently:‘undercooked meats’
- ‘He didn't salt his pasta water and the garlic was completely undercooked.’
- ‘I cooked tea for myself a few days ago and managed to eat a very undercooked steak and kidney pudding (it's a long story), and have been feeling a bit rough ever since.’
- ‘The meal was slightly undercooked but delicious.’
- ‘Looks great, slightly brûléed - but the pastry is undercooked with lemon sherbet flavour filling.’
- ‘I told the waitress that we loved the meat but asked her to let the chef know we felt the veg was seriously undercooked.’
- ‘The six slices were nicely undercooked and came coated with ginger and coriander, a traditional combination that complemented the fish nicely.’
- ‘On this occasion the pastry was undercooked and the cheese itself, very hard.’
- ‘I decided to tuck into the garlic bread to fill me up, but it was undercooked and doughy with a high level of raw garlic.’
- ‘The stuffed eggplant was slightly undercooked, but the flavours of cheese and herbs were delightful.’
- ‘A soufflé will collapse if it is undercooked, or if it is kept waiting after cooking.’
- ‘The cauliflower was so-so, and the Brussels sprouts were undercooked, but the carrots and broccoli well made-up for those shortcomings.’
- ‘Don't eat raw or undercooked meat, especially pork or lamb.’
- ‘Once I'd showered, was tucked back in bed and fed a bowl of slightly undercooked chicken soup, I was feeling a bit better.’
- ‘The stew was nothing special: The meat was undercooked and might have been slightly gammy, but the worst was covered by the plentiful addition of spices.’
- ‘She readily conceded that pasta is difficult to keep hot (it did say warm on the menu) but the chick peas were definitely undercooked.’
- ‘Fred's steak was completely undercooked and so he had to send it back to the kitchen for some extra browning.’
- ‘The French fries were often undercooked, fruits and vegetables rotten, breads molding, and once or twice, the meat rancid.’
- ‘He also mentioned that he had been disappointed the night before, when his filet was undercooked although he hadn't sent it back the night before.’
- ‘He complained to the restaurant manager that the steak was undercooked.’
- ‘Unfortunately, frozen pizza is either undercooked or burned, there is no ‘lightly browned toppings’ state.’
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