Definition of salpicon in US English:

salpicon

noun

  • A mixture of finely chopped ingredients bound in a thick sauce and used as a filling or stuffing.

    • ‘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.’
    filling, forcemeat, farce
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Origin

Via French from Spanish, from salpicar ‘sprinkle (with salt)’.

Pronunciation

salpicon

/ˌsalpiˈkän/