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Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for A
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves avocados

English to Spanish

add - agregar
add - añadir
alcohol - alcohol
alcoholic - alcohólico
almond - almendra
anchovy - anchoa
aperitif - aperitivo
apple - manzana
apricot - albaricoque
artichoke - alcochofa
asparagus - espárragos
assorted - surtido (adj.)
assortment, variety - surtido (sub.)
avocado - aguacate

Spanish to English

a punto de nieve - until it froths
a fuego lento - on a low heat

a la parrilla - grilled
a punto (carne) - medium rare
abadejo - haddock
ablandar - soften
abombar - to hollow
acanalado - corrugated
acanalado - grooved, corrugated
acedía - plaice
aceite - oil
aceite de oliva - olive oil
aceituna - olive
adquirir cuerpo - to thicken
afrutado (vino) - fruity
agregar - add
agrio - sour, bitter
agua con gas - sparkling mineral water
agua mineral - mineral water
agua potable - drinking water
agua sin gas - still mineral water
aguacate - avocado
ahumado - smoked
ajo - garlic
albahaca - basil
albaricoque - apricot
alcochofa - artichoke
alcohol - alcohol
alcohólico - alcoholic

alcohólico - alcoholic
almendra - almond
almíbar - syrup
almuerzo - lunch
amasar (pan etc) - knead
anchoa - anchovy
añadir - add
aperitivo - aperitif
apio - celery
arándanos - bilberries
arenque - herring
arroz de grano corto - short grain rice
arroz de grano largo - long grain rice
arroz - rice
asado - roast
asar - roast
atún - tuna
avellana - hazelnut
aves - poultry
avinagrado - vinegary
azafrán - saffron
azúcar extrafino - castor sugar
azúcar moreno - brown sugar
azúcar - sugar
azúcar glacé - glazing sugar


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for B
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves bread

English to Spanish

baby clams - almejas
bacon - beicon
bain marie - baño maría
bake - hornear (pateles)
baking tray - tartera, molde para hornear
ball - bola
banana - platano
banana - plátano
barley - cebada
basil - albahaca
basin - cuenco
basket - cesta
batter - batido para rebozar
bay leaf - hoja de laurel
beans - judías
beaten - batido
beef - carne de vaca
beefburger (de carne de vaca) - hamburguesa
beer (lager) - cerveza
beetroot - remolacha
bilberries- aránd nos

biscuit - galleta
blackcurrants - grosellas negras
blend - batir
blender - batidora, licuadora
body - cuerpo
boil - hervir
bottle - botella
bowl - tazón, cuenco, bol
brandy - coñac
boiled - hervido
bones - huesos
Bordeaux wine - vino de bordeos
bread crumbs - pan rallado
bread - pan
breakfast - desayuno
breast - pechuga
breast of chicken - pechuga
bring to the boil - llevar a ebullición
broccoli - brecól
brown sugar - azúcar moreno
brussels sprouts - coles de Bruselas
Burgundy - Borgoña
butter beans - habas
butter - mantequilla
button mushroom - champiñon pequeño

Spanish to English

bacalao - cod
balanza - scales
balde, cubo (para vino) - wine bucket

bandeja - tray
bandeja de quesos - cheese board
baño maría - bain marie
bastante - quite
batido - beaten
batido de chocolate - chocolate milkshake
batido - milkshake
batido para rebozar - batter
batidora, licuadora - blender
batir - blend
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves bananas batir - cream (verb)
bebida - drink
beicon - bacon
berenjena - aubergine (US. eggplant)
bien hecho (carne) - well done
blando (huevos) - soft-boiled
bocadillo - sandwich
bola - ball
boquerón - fresh anchovy
Borgoña - Burgundy
botella - bottle
brecól - broccoli
broqueta - skewer


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for C
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves carrots

English to Spanish

cabbage - col (f.)
cake - pastel
cake, gateau (exótica) - torta, tarta
calamar - calamar
calculate - calcular
camomile tea - manzanilla
carafe - garrafa
carrot - zanahoria
castor sugar - azúcar extrafino
cauliflower - coliflor
caviar - caviar
celery - apio
cereal - cereales
champagne - champán
cheese board - bandeja de quesos
cheese cake - pastel de queso
cheese - queso
cheeseburger - hamburguesa con queso
cherry - cereza
chestnut - castaña
chick peas - garbanzos
chicken breast - pechuga de pollo
chicken - pollo
chill - enfriar (vino)
chocolate milkshake - batido de chocolate
chop - chuleta
chop finely - picar (carne)
chopped - picado, cortado
cider - sidra
cider - cidra
clarified butter - mantequilla fundida
clean - limpiar
clingfilm, clingwrap - plástico para envolver
clove of garlic - diente de ajo
cocktail shaker - coctelera
cocktail - cóctel
cocoa - cacao
coconut - coco
cod - bacalao scales - balanza
coffee - café
cold meat - fiambres
condimentos, spices - especias
container - recipiente
cook (to) - cocer
cooking (the) - la cocción
cool (verb) - enfriar (comida)
cool place - sitio frío
corkscrew - sacacorchos
corn starch - maicena
corriander - cilantro
corrugated - acanalado

courgette - calabacín
course, dish - plato (de una comida)
cover - tapar
cover/line the mould - forrar el molde
crab - cangrejo
cut, chop (con hacha) - cortar
cream (from milk) - nata
cream (general) - crema (not from milk)
cream (verb) - batir
crême caramel - flan (de huevo)
cucumber- pepino
curdle - cuajarse
currant - pasa de Corinto

Spanish to English

cantidad - quantity, amount
capa - layer
carne - meat
carne de vaca - beef
carne picada - mince
cascar - shell (eggs)
castaña - chestnut
caviar - caviar
cazo - saucepan
cazuela - saucepan caballa - mackerel
cacahuete - peanut
cacao - cocoa
cacito - small saucepan
café - coffee
café instantanea - instant coffee
calabacín - courgette
calabaza - pumpkin
calamar - calamar
calamares - squid
calcular - calculate
camarón - shrimp
cangrejo - crab
cangrejo - crab
cebada - barley
cebolla - onion
cebollinos - chives
cena - dinner
cerdo - pork
cereales - cereal
cereza - cherry
cerveza - beer (lager)
cerveza de barril - draught beer
cerveza rubia - lager
cesta - basket
champán - champagne
champiñon pequeño - button mushroom
champiñon - mushroom
chirivía, pastinaca - parsnip
chocolate - drinking chocolate
chuleta - chop
cidra - cider
cilantro - corriander
ciruela - plum
ciruela pasa - prune

clara - shandy
clara (huevo) - egg white
cocción - cooking (the)
cocer - to cook
cocer a fuego lento - simmer
cocer al vapor - steam (verb)
cóctel - cocktail
cocina (cuarto) - kitchen
coco - coconut
coctelera - cocktail shaker
col (f.) - cabbage
cola de pescado - fish glue, isinglass
cola de pescado - isinglass
colador - strainer
colar, escurrir - strain
coles de Bruselas - Brussels sprouts
coliflor - cauliflower
comida (alimento) - food
comida (plato) - meal
con cuidado - gently
con...encima - topped with
condimento - seasoning
conejo - rabbit
congelado - frozen
congelar - freeze
conservar - keep (verb)
coñac - brandy
cordero - lamb
cordero - mutton lamb
correr (agua) - run
cortado (en loncha) - sliced (verbo)
cortar en cuartos - quarter (verbo)
cortar - cut, chop (con hacha)
cortar en dos - halve
corteza variada de fruta - mixed peel
corteza de limón - lemon rind/peel
corvina - sea bass, croaker
crema - cream (general)
cuajarse - curdle
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serve celery cuarto - quarter
cuchara grande (para servir) - tablespoon
cuchara grande (para servir) - tbsp (tablespoon)
cuchara - spoon
cuchara de madera - wooden spoon
cuchara de postre - dessert spoon
cucharada - tablespoonful
cucharadita - teaspoonful
cucharita - tsp (teaspoon)
cucharón - ladle
cuchillo - knife
cuenco - basin
cuenco - pudding basin
cuerpo - body
cúrcuma - turmeric


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for D
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves duck

English to Spanish

date - dátil
decorate - decorar
defreeze - descongelar
defrozen - descongelado
dessert (US sweet) - postre
dessert spoon - cuchara de postre
dill - eneldo
dinner - cena
dissolve, to thin - desleír
dorado - dorado (pescado)
double cream - nata enriquecida
dough - masa (pastelería etc.)

Spanish to English

drain - escurrir
draught beer - cerveza de barril
dressing - aliño
drink - bebida
drinking chocolate - chocolate
drinking water - agua potable
drumstick - musio
dry sherry - fino (vino)
dry - seco (vino etc.)
duck - pato
dátil - date
de una en una - one by one
decorar - decorate
dejar - leave
dejar enfriar - leave to cool
demasiado hecho - overdone
derritida - melted
derritir - melt
desayuno - breakfast Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves dill descongelado - defrozen
descongelar - defreeze
desleír - dissolve, to thin
desmenuzar, hacer tiras - shred (verb)
desmoldar - take out of the mould
desperdiciar - waste
desprender - give off (juices etc)
destapar - uncover
Diccionario de recetas españ/ingl
diente de ajo - clove of garlic
dorado (pescado) - dorado
dulce (sabor) - sweet


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for E
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves eggs

English to Spanish

egg white - clara (huevo)
egg yolk - yema
egg - huevo
eggplant - berenjena
endive - escarola
evaporated - evaporado

Spanish to English

empanada - pie
en pedacitos - flaked

eneldo - dill
enfriar (comida) - cool (verb)
enfriar (vino) - chill
engrasar - grease
ensalada - salad
ensalada individual - side salad
entretanto - meanwhile
escalope - escalope
escarola - endive
escurridor - rack
escurrir - drain espárragos - asparagus
espátula - spatula
especias variadas - mixed spice
especias, - condimentos, spices
espesar - to thicken
espeso - thick
espinacas - spinach
espolvorear - sprinkle Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves eggplant espumoso - frothy, bubbly
espumoso (vino) - sparkling
estirar con el rodillo - roll out with the rolling pin
estofado - stew
estofado - ragout
estropear - ruin
evaporado - evaporated
exprimido (fruta) - squeezed
extender - spread (out)


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for F
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves fish

English to Spanish

fat - manteca (de cerdo)
fig - higo
fillet - filete
filling, stuffing (meat)- relleno (sub.)
film (surface) - película
finely chopped - picado en en trozos finos
fingertips - puntas de los dedos
fire - fuego
fish glue, isinglass - cola de pescado
fish - pescado
flaked - en pedacitos

flour - harina
foil- papel aluminio
fold - plegar
food - comida (alimento)
fork - tenedor
freeze - congelar
freezer - nevera
fresh - fresco
fresh anchovy - boquerón
fridge - frigorífico
froth the egg white - montar las claras
frothy, bubbly - espumoso
frozen - congelado
fruit - fruta
fruity - afrutado (vino)
fry - freír
fry lightly - sofreír
frying-pan - sartén
ful-bodied - generoso (vino)
full - generoso (vino)
fungi - setas

Spanish to English

faisán - pheasant
fiambres - cold meat
filete - steak
filete - fillet
fino (vino) - dry sherry
fino (no grueso) - thin, fine
flan (de huevo) - crême caramel
formar una bola - make a ball
forrar el molde - line a tin
forrar el molde - cover/line the mould
frambuesa - raspberry
fregar con fuerza - scrub
freír - fry
fresa - strawberry
fresco - fresh
frigorífico - fridge
fruta - fruit
fuego - fire


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for G
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves grapes

English to Spanish

garlic - ajo
gently - con cuidado
gin - ginebra
gin and tonic - gin-tonic
give off (juices etc) - desprender
glass - vaso
glazing sugar - azúcar glacé
goose - ganso
grains - granos
gramme - gramo
grape - uva
grapefruit juice - zumo de pomelo
grapefruit - pomelo
grate (verb) - rallar

grated - rallado
grease - engrasar
grease - grasa
green pepper (veg) - pimiento verde
grenadine - granadina
grill, grilled (a la p...) - plancha
grilled - a la parrilla
grind (verbo) - moler
grooved, corrugated - acanalado
ground - molido

Spanish to English

galleta - biscuit
gamba - prawn
gambas - scampi, prawn
gambas con gabardina - scampi
ganso - goose
garbanzos - chick peas
garrafa - carafe
gaseosa - lemonade
generoso (vino) - full-bodied
ginebra - gin Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves garlic gin-tonic - gin and tonic
girasol - sunflower
gramo - gramme
granadina - grenadine
granos - grains
grasa - grease
greaseproof paper - papel vegetal
grosellas negras - blackcurrants grueso - thick
guardar - keep
guardar - store (verb)
guarnición - trimmings
guisantes - peas
guiso - stew
gustar (sabor) - taste


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for H
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves ham

English to Spanish

haddock - abadejo
hake - merluza
half - mitad (f.)
halve - cortar en dos
ham - jamón
hamburger - hamburguesa
hard - duro
hard-boiled egg - huevo duro
hazelnut - avellana
herbal tea- infusión de hierbas

herbs - hierbas
herring - arenque
honey melon - melón

Spanish to English

habas - butter beans
hacer - make
hamburguesa - (de carne de vaca) beefburger
hamburguesa - hamburger
hamburguesa con queso - cheeseburger
harina con levadura - self raising flour
harina - flour
hasta conseguir - until you get/achieve
helado - ice-cream

hervido - boiled
hervir - boil
hielo - ice
hierbas - herbs
higado - liver
higo - fig
hoja de laurel - bay leaf
hornear (pateles) - bake
horno - oven
huesos - bones
huevo - egg
huevo al plato - sunny side up (US)
huevo duro, pasado al agua - hard-boiled
humedecer - moisten


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for I
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves ice cream

English to Spanish

ice - hielo
ice-cream - helado
ingredients - ingredientes
instant coffee - café instantanea

Spanish to English

infusión de hierbas - herbal tea
ingredientes - ingredients


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for J
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves juice

English to Spanish

jacket potato - patata al horno (sin pelar)
jam, marmalade (naranja) - mermalada
jug - jarra
juice - zumo
juice - jugo
juicy - jugoso
julienne - juliana

Spanish to English

jamón - ham
jarra - jug
jerez - sherry
judías - beans
judías verdes - runner beans
jugo - juice
jugoso - juicy
juliana - julienne


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for K
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves kiwi

English to Spanish

keep (verb) - conservar
keep - guardar
kidney - riñon
kidneys - riñones
kilo - kilo
kitchen - cocina (cuarto)
kiwi fruit - kiwi
knead - amasar (pan etc)
knife - cuchillo

Spanish to English

kilo - kilo
kiwi - kiwi fruit


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for L
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves lettuce

English to Spanish

ladle - cucharón
lager - cerveza rubia
lamb - cordero
lard - lardo
layer - capa
leave - dejar
leave to cool - dejar enfriar
leek - puerro
leg - pata
lemon - limón

lemon rind/peel - corteza de limón
lemonade - gaseosa
lentils - lentejas
lettuce - lechuga
level - raso
light - ligero
lightly - ligeramente
lime - lima
line a tin - forrar el molde
liqueur - licor
litre - litro
liver - higado
lobster - langosta
long grain rice - arroz de grano largo
lunch - almuerzo

Spanish to English

langosta - lobster

lardo - lard
leche - milk
leche desnatada - skimmed milk lechuga - lettuce
lenguado - sole
lentejas - lentils
libra - pound
licor - liqueur
licor - spirit
licores - spirits
ligeramente - lightly
ligero - light
lima - lime
limón - lemon
limpiar - clean
liso - smooth
litro - litre
llevar a ebullición - bring to the boil
loncha - slice


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for M
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves mushrooms

English to Spanish

mackerel - caballa
make a ball - formar una bola
make - hacer
make holes in the bottom - pinchar el fondo
mandarine - mandarina
meal - comida (plato)
meanwhile - entretanto
measure - medida
measure - medir
meat - carne
medium rare - a punto (carne)
medium low heat - medio bajo
medlar - níspero
melon - melón
melt - derritir
melted - derritida
menu - menú
meringue - merengue
milk - leche
milkshake - batido
mince - carne picada

mineral water - agua mineral
mix, blend (emulsionar) - mezclar
mixed peel - corteza variada de fruta
mixed spice - especias variadas
mixture - mezcla (noun)
ml (millilitre) - mililitro
moisten - humedecer
mould (Am. mold) - molde
mushroom - champiñon
mussels - mejillones
mustard - mostaza
mutton lamb - cordero

Spanish to English

maicena - cornflour (US. corn starch)
mandarina - mandarine
manteca (de cerdo) - fat
mantequilla - butter
mantequilla fundida - clarified butter
manzana - apple
manzanilla - camomile tea
mariscos - seafood (shellfish)
mariscos - shellfish
masa (pastelería etc.) - dough
medida - measure
medio bajo - medium low heat
medir - measure
mejillones - mussels Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves milk melocotón - peach
melón - melon
melón - honey melon
membrillo - quince
menú - menu
merengue - meringue
merluza - hake
mermalada - jam, marmalade (naranja)
mezcla (noun) - mixture
mezclar - mix, blend (emulsionar)
mililitro - ml (millilitre)
mitad (f.) - half
mojado - wet
mojar - wet
molde - mould (Am. mold)
moler - grind (verbo)
molido - ground
montar las claras - froth the egg white
mostaza - mustard
mover, remover - stir
musio - drumstick


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for N
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves nuts

English to Spanish

nectarine - nectarina
non-alcoholic- sin alcohol
nut (walnut) - nuez
nutmeg - nuez moscada

Spanish to English

nabo - turnip
naranja - orange
nata enriquecida - double cream
nata montada - whipped cream
nata - cream (from milk)
nectarina - nectarine
nevar - to froth (egg white)
nevera - freezer Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves nectarines níspero - medlar
no espumoso (vino, agua) - still
nuez - nut (walnut)
nuez moscada - nutmeg


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for O
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves oranges

English to Spanish

octopus - pulpo
oil - aceite
olive oil - aceite de oliva
olive - aceituna

on a low heat - a fuego lento
one by one - de una en una
onion - cebolla
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves onions orange - naranja
orange juice - zumo de naranja
ounce - onza
oven - horno
overdone - demasiado hecho
oyster - ostra
ounce - onza

Spanish to English

onza - ounce
onza - oz (ounce)
oporto - port
ostra - oyster


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for P
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves pineapples

English to Spanish

paella - paella
parboil - sancochar
parsley - perejil
parsnip - chirivía, pastinaca
parsnip - pastinaca
pastries - pastelería
pate - paté
peach - melocotón
peanut - cacahuete
pear - pera
peas - guisantes
peel - pelar
pepper (seasoning) - pimienta (sazón)
pepper (vegetable) - pimiento
per - por (ej. uno por persona)
pheasant - faisán
pie - empanada
pie - pastel (fruit)
piece - trozo
pineapple - piña
pint - pinta (medida)
pistachio - pistacho
place (verb) - poner, colocar
plaice - acedía
plate - plato
plum - ciruela
poach (huevos, pescado) - pasar por agua
pork - cerdo
port - oporto
potato - patata
poultry - aves
pound - libra
pour - verter
prawn - gamba
prefer - preferir
preheat - precalentar
prepare - preparar

prepared, listo - preparado
prune - ciruela pasa
pudding basin - cuenco
pumpkin - calabaza
purée - puré
put aside- reservar

Spanish to English

paella - paella
pan - bread
pan rallado - bread crumbs
panecillo, bollo - roll
papel aluminio - foil
para 10 personas - serves 10 persons
pasa - raisin
pasa de Corinto - currant
pasa de Esmirna - sultana
pasa uva - raisin
pasa de Corinto - currant
pasado (comida) - stale (pan), bad (carne etc)
pasar por agua - poach (huevos, pescado)
pastel - cake
pastel (fruit) - pie
pastel de queso - cheese cake
pastelería - pastries
pastinaca - parsnip
pata - leg
patata - potato
patata al horno (sin pelar) - jacket potato patatas fritas - chips (US french fries)
paté - pate
pato - duck
pavo - turkey
pechuga - breast
pechuga de pollo - chicken breast
pechuga - breast of chicken pedacitos - small pieces
pegar, adherir - stick
pelar - peel
película - film (surface)
pepino - cucumber
pera - pear

perejil - parsley
pescado - fish
pez espada - swordfish
picado en en trozos finos - finely chopped
picado, cortado - chopped
picante - spicy
picar (carne) - chop finely
pimienta (sazón) - pepper (seasoning)
pimiento - pepper (vegetable)
pimiento rojo - red pepper (veg)
pimiento verde - green pepper (veg)
pinchar el fondo - make holes in the bottom
pinta (medida) - pint
piña - pineapple
pistacho - pistachio
plancha - grill, grilled (a la p...)
plástico para envolver - clingfilm, clingwrap
platano - banana
plátano - banana
plato - plate
plato (de una comida) - course, dish
plegar - fold
poco hecho (no suficiente) - underdone
poco hecho (filete) - rare
pollo - chicken
pomelo - grapefruit
poner, colocar - place (verb)
por (ej. uno por persona) - per
postre - dessert (US sweet)
precalentar - preheat
preferir - prefer
preparado - prepared, listo
preparar - prepare
primer plato - starter, (US appetizer)
puchero (recipiente) - stockpot
puerro - leek
pulpo - octopus
puntas de los dedos - fingertips
puré - purée


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for Q
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves quince

English to Spanish

quantity, amount - cantidad
quarter (verbo) - cortar en cuartos
quarter - cuarto
quince - membrillo
quite - bastante

Spanish to English

queso - cheese


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for R
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves raspberrys

English to Spanish

rabbit - conejo
rack - escurridor
radishe - rábano
ragout - estofado
raisin - pasa
raisin - pasa uva
rare - poco hecho (filete)
raspberry - frambuesa
recipe - receta
red mullet - salmonete
red wine - vino tinto
red pepper (veg) - pimiento rojo
rice - arroz

roast - asado
roast - asar
roll - panecillo, bollo
roll out with the rolling pin - estirar con el rodillo
rolling pin - rodillo
rosé wine - vino rosado
rose (wine) - rosado
rosemary- romero
ruin - estropear
rum - ron
rump steak- solomillo
run - correr (agua)
runner beans - judías verdes

Spanish to English

rábano - radishe
rallado - grated
rallar - grate (verb)
raso - level

rebanada - slice
receta - recipe
recipiente - container
refresco - soft drink
rellenar - stuff, fill
relleno (sub.) - filling, stuffing (meat)
relleno (adj.) - stuffed
remojar - soak
remolacha - beetroot
reposar - stand (verb)
reservar - put aside
retirar del fuego - take off the heat
riñon - kidney
riñones - kidneys
rodaballo - turbot
rodillo - rolling pin
romero - rosemary
ron - rum
rosado - rose (wine)


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for S
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves shrimp

English to Spanish

saffron - azafrán
sage - salvia
salad - ensalada
salami - salchichón
salmon - salmón
salt - sal (f.)
sandwich - bocadillo
sardine - sardina
sauce - salsa
saucepan - cazo
saucepan - cazuela
sausage - salchicha
sauté - saltear
scallop - vieira
scampi - gambas con gabardina
scampi, prawn - gambas
scrub - fregar con fuerza
sea bass, croaker - corvina
sea trout - trucha del mar
seafood (shellfish) - mariscos
season (to) - saplpimentar
seasoning - condimento
seeds - semillas
self raising flour - harina con levadura
serve - servir
serves 10 persons - para 10 personas
servillete, napkin - servilleta
shake- sacudir
shandy - clara
shell (eggs) - cascar
shellfish - mariscos
sherry - jerez
short gra n rice - arroz de grano corto
shred (verb) - desmenuzar, hacer tiras
shrimp - camarón
side salad - ensalada individual
sieve - tamiz (m.)
sieve - tamizar
simmer - cocer a fuego lento

sirloin steak - solomillo
skewer - broqueta
skimmed milk - leche desnatada
slice - loncha
slice - rebanada
sliced (verbo) - cortado (en loncha)
small pieces - pedacitos
small saucepan - cacito
smoked - ahumado
smooth - liso
soak - remojar
soda - soda
soft drink- refresco
soft-boiled - blando (huevos)
soften - ablandar
sole - lenguado
sour, bitter - agrio
sparkling - espumoso (vino)
sparkling mineral water - agua con gas
spatula - espátula
spicy - picante
spinach - espinacas
spirit - licor
spirits - licores
spoon - cuchara
spread (out) - extender
sprinkle - espolvorear
sprinkle - salpicar
squash (fruit juice) - zumo
squeezed - exprimido (fruta)
squid - calamares
stale (pan), bad (carne etc) - pasado (comida)
stand (verb) - reposar
starter, (US appetizer) - primer plato
steak - filete
steam (verb) - cocer al vapor
stew - estofado
stew - guiso
stick - pegar, adherir
still - no espumoso (vino, agua)
still mineral water - agua sin gas
stir - mover, remover
stockpot - puchero (recipiente)
store (verb) - guardar
strain - colar, escurrir
strainer - colador
strawberry - fresa
strips- tiras
stuff, fill- rellenar
stuffed- relleno (adj.)

Spanish to English

suet - sebo
sugar - azúcar
sultana - pasa de Esmirna
sunflower - girasol
sunny side up (US) - huevo al plato
sweet - dulce (sabor)
swordfish - pez espada
syrup - almíbar
sabroso - tasty
sacacorchos - corkscrew
sacar - take out
sacudir - shake
sal (f.) - salt
salchicha - sausage
salchichón - salami
salmón - salmon
salmonete - red mullet
salpicar - sprinkle
salpimentar - to season
salsa - sauce
saltear - sauté
salvia - sage
sancochar - parboil
sandía - watermelon
sandía - water melon
sardina - sardine
sartén - frying-pan
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves salad sebo - suet
seco (vino etc.) - dry
semillas - seeds
servilleta - servillete, napkin
servir - serve
setas - fungi
sidra - cider
sin alcohol - non-alcoholic
sitio frío - cool place
soda - soda
sofreír - lightly fry
solomillo - sirloin steak
solomillo - rump steak
surtido (sub.) - assortment, variety
surtido (adj.) - assorted


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for T
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves tea

English to Spanish

tablespoon - cuchara grande (para servir)
tablespoonful - cucharada
take off the heat - retirar del fuego
take out - sacar
take out of the mould - desmoldar
taste - gustar (sabor)
tasty - sabroso
tbsp (tablespoon) - cuchara grande (para servir)
tea - té
teaspoonful - cucharadita
temperature - temperatura
tender- tierno
thick - espeso
thick - grueso
thicken (to) - espesar
thin, fine - fino (no grueso)
throw away - tirar (a la basura)
thyme - tomillo
time to settle - tiempo de reposo
to froth (egg white) - nevar

to hollow - abombar
to thicken - adquirir cuerpo
toast - tostada (pan)
toast - tostar
toasted - tostado
tomato - tomate
tomato juice - zumo de tomate
tonic - tónica
tonic water - tónica
tonic - gin
topped with - con...encima
tray - bandeja
tremble - temblar
trimmings - guarnición
trout - trucha
trout - trucha
tsp (teaspoon) - cucharita
tuna - atún
turbot - rodaballo
turkey - pavo
turmeric - cúrcuma
turnip - nabo
tamiz (m.) - sieve
tamizar - sieve
tapar - cover
tartera, molde para hornear - baking tray
tazón, cuenco, bol - bowl
té - tea

Spanish to English

temblar - tremble
temperatura - temperature
templado - warm
tenedor - fork
ternera - veal
tiempo de reposo - time to settle
tierno - tender
tirar (a la basura) - throw away
tiras - strips
tomate - tomato
tomillo - thyme
tónica - tonic water
tónica - tonic
torta de chocolate - chocolate gateau
torta, tarta - cake, gateau (exótica)
tostada (pan) - toast
tostado - toasted
tostar - toast
trabajar la harina - work (rub) the flour
trigo - wheat
trozo - piece
trucha - trout
trucha del mar - sea trout
trucha - trout


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for U
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves eel

English to Spanish

unagi (eel) - aji
uncover - destapar
underdone - poco hecho (no suficiente)
until it froths - a punto de nieve

Spanish to English

uva - grape


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for V
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves vinegar

English to Spanish

vanilla - vainilla
variety - variedad
veal - ternera
vegetables - verduras
vegetarian - vegetariano /a

vermouth - vermut
vinegar - vinagre
vinegary - avinagrado
vodka - vodka

Spanish to English

vainilla - vanilla
variedad - variety
vaso - glass
vegetariano /a estricto /a - vegan
vegetariano /a - vegetarian

verduras - vegetables
vermut - vermouth
verter - pour
vieira - scallop
vinagre - vinegar
vino - wine
vino blanco - white wine
vino de bordeos - Bordeaux wine
vino rosado - rosé wine
vino tinto - red wine
vodka - vodka


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for W
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves watermelon

English to Spanish

warm - templado
waste - desperdiciar
water melon - sandía

well done - bien hecho (carne)
wet - mojado
wet - mojar
wheat - trigo
whipped cream - nata montada
whisky - whisky
white wine - vino blanco
wine - vino

wine bucket - balde, cubo (para vino)
wooden spoon - cuchara de madera
work (rub) the flour - trabajar la harina

Spanish to English

whisky - whisky


Cancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for XCancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for YCancun Villa Rentals Food and Cooking Terms for Z
Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals serves yogurt

English to Spanish

yogurt - yogur

Spanish to English

yema - egg yolk

yogur - yogurt
zanahoria - carrot
zumo - juice
zumo - squash (fruit juice)
zumo de naranja - orange juice
zumo de pomelo - grapefruit juice
zumo de tomate - tomato juice

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