We are on to the "T's" in our effort to learn culinary terminology. So let's get started:
Tahini - is a sesame paste made from ground sesame seeds.
Tamarind - is a sticky brown acidic pulp with citrusy flavors - widely used as a flavoring in Asian cooking.
Tamis - is a type of sieve used in the kitchen to puree/strain ingredients by means of forcing them through a fine mesh,
Tapas - are plates of Spanish cuisine.
Tarragon - is a delicate herb that has a sweet, fragrant anise flavor.
Tartare - is a raw preparation of finely chopped red meat.
Tempering - is the process of slowly bringing the two temperatures together slowly so the eggs don’t cook and scramble.
Tempura - is a light form of batter coating used in Japanese cuisine.
Tender herbs - are Basil, Chervil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Mint, Parsley (both curly and flat-leaf), Tarragon.
Teriyaki - is a sweet, thick soy sauce marinade used in this type of Japanese cuisine.
|Homemade Teriyaki Sauce|
What you need:
1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 Tablespoons Mirin ***
1/4 Cup water mixed with 3 teaspoons cornstarch
What you need to do:
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for a bout 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Use this sauce when you make your Shrimp Tempura. It's a lovely combination. The cause can be store in the refrigerator of up to a week.
*** Mirin is a sweet Japanese rice wine, similar to sake but with a lower alcohol content and higher sugar content. If you don’t have mirin, you can use sherry with a pinch of sugar added to it.
Thai bird chilies - are chiles that have a strong, sharp heat so use carefully depending on your heat tolerance.
Tiramisu - is a popular Italian dessert of layered sponge cake, coffee-flavored syrup and whipped mascarpone cheese.
Tofu - is curd made from mashed soybeans, used chiefly in Asian and vegetarian cooking.
Tomatillos - are a tart flavored fruit that are commonly used in Latin cuisine.
Tortillas - are unleavened flat breads made with corn or wheat flour, water, and salt.
Trussing - is to tie and secure with kitchen twine in order to hold a shape which will ensure even cooking and attractive shape.
Tuiles - are wafer-like small, lacy cookies.