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A thin, transparent plastic film that adheres to surfaces and to itself, used chiefly as a wrapping or covering for food.
- ‘Remove the plastic wrap and using a rubber spatula, stir gently until smooth.’
- ‘Transfer the sumac butter to a cutting board and remove the plastic wrap.’
- ‘Transfer the lamb to a cutting board, cut into six slices, and discard the plastic wrap.’
- ‘Using the plastic wrap as a guide, tightly roll up the foie gras and shape it into a tube, about two inches in diameter.’
- ‘Remove the plastic wrap; stir until combined and pour into the prepared tart shell.’
- ‘Remove the plastic wrap from the tuna rolls; season with salt and pepper and add to the pan.’
- ‘Properly dried fruit leather will be sticky to the touch but will peel off the plastic wrap.’
- ‘Remove plastic wrap from the lamb and wash away any sliminess, pat dry.’
- ‘I balled up the plastic wrap from my sandwich and tossed it into the garbage can near the building.’
- ‘Put pasta on prepared baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.’
- ‘Cover with plastic wrap and pierce the plastic wrap to allow steam to escape.’
- ‘Place plastic wrap on a flat work surface and lay one lasagna sheet on top with the shorter side facing you.’
- ‘Invert onto a cutting board, remove the mold, and discard the plastic wrap.’
- ‘Along the same edge, use the plastic wrap and roll to enclose to form a cylinder.’
- ‘Roll up in the plastic wrap making a football shape and refrigerate for one hour.’
- ‘She then used her pilfered plastic wrap to make a roof that would both keep her dry and channel rainwater into the cooler.’
- ‘Cover the bowl of dough with plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for one hour.’
- ‘Her daughter had taken the chicken out of the freezer and put it in the oven with the plastic wrap still on.’
- ‘Perhaps they are thinking of all the plastic wrap that they buy with their meat and groceries.’
- ‘Seal tightly and slice the liver into six pieces, then remove the plastic wrap.’
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