Cooking verbs in English (Part 1)

Food preparation verbs:

peel = take off the skin

English cooking words - peel

I'm peeling the apples.

chop = cut into small pieces

English cooking words - chop

I chopped the onions.

soak = leave something in water

English cooking words - soak

I soaked the beans in water for 20 minutes.

drain = remove the water from something (for example, pasta)

English cooking words - drain

I drained the berries after washing them.

marinate = soak meat in a mixture of spices and seasonings

English cooking words - marinate

I marinated the chicken overnight in a barbecue sauce with pepper.

measure = get an exact quantity of something (for example, 200 mL of water or 10 grams of butter)

English cooking words - measure

You need to measure 4 ounces of oil.

slice = cut into thin pieces

English cooking words - slice

I sliced the oranges.

mix = put two or more different things together

English cooking words - mix

I mixed four types of fruit for the salad.

stir = moving the food with a circular movement of the spoon

English cooking words - stir

I stirred the corn and butter in the pan.

blend = mixing the food very well using the blender

English cooking words - blend

I blended orange juice, milk, and banana to make a smoothie.

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