precook

verb
pre·​cook | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈku̇k How to pronounce precook (audio) \
precooked; precooking; precooks

Definition of precook

transitive verb

: to cook partially or entirely before final cooking or reheating

Examples of precook in a Sentence

He precooked the chicken before he grilled it. The pasta should be precooked and allowed to cool.
Recent Examples on the Web For this casserole, there is no need to precook the rice before adding it to the beef and tomato mixture. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Casserole inspired by stuffed peppers makes a good-for-you home-cooked meal," 6 Dec. 2020 Most of the ingredients were precooked and simply required mixing. Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "The best and worst fresh food meal kits," 17 Apr. 2020 Meals are precooked and require one minute in the microwave. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Garden Fresh salsa founder launches new microwavable meals," 2 Apr. 2020 Tips for bag, food safety Wash bags after each use, especially those used for meats, produce and precooked foods. Julie Washington, cleveland, "What are the best ways to keep reusable bags germ-free? Health Matters," 9 Feb. 2020 One trick was to precook the fruit to concentrate the sweetness. Marcy Goldman, Washington Post, "With less sugar, these cobblers, crisps and crumbles let their fruit flavors shine brighter," 6 Aug. 2019 One trick was to precook the fruit to concentrate the sweetness. Marcy Goldman, Washington Post, "With less sugar, these cobblers, crisps and crumbles let their fruit flavors shine brighter," 6 Aug. 2019 Chefs often use the sous vide method to precook steaks, chops, poultry and sturdy seafood, like octopus. Dallas News, "Sous vide school: 3 top Dallas chefs teach us how to cook chicken, steak and even octopus," 20 Aug. 2019 One trick was to precook the fruit to concentrate the sweetness. Marcy Goldman, Twin Cities, "With less sugar, these cobblers, crisps and crumbles let their fruit flavors shine brighter," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of precook

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Precook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precook. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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precook

verb

English Language Learners Definition of precook

: to cook (food) partially or entirely at an earlier time

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