slow boil


: a point where small bubbles are rising slowly to the surface of the liquid
The mixture should be cooked at a slow boil.

Examples of slow boil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet as of Friday, despite a continuing slow boil of tensions between the US, its allies, and Iran’s many proxies, a wider war still remains unlikely. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, 2 Feb. 2024 Cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until the mixture is very thick and the cornmeal is tender, stirring frequently and adjusting heat as needed to maintain a slow boil. Wini Moranville, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Jan. 2024 But with less of that upwelling, the waters in the Caribbean and around Florida have been heating like a pot on slow boil. Matt Simon, WIRED, 29 Aug. 2023 The Detroit musician whose slow boil rise to international acclaim was chronicled in the Oscar-winning 2012 documentary Searching for Sugar Man, died on Tuesday night (Aug. 8) according to a statement on his official website. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 9 Aug. 2023 Cover and reduce heat to a slow boil. Ethel G. Hofman, Sun Sentinel, 23 Mar. 2023 Dallas has taken a slow boil approach for more than a decade, methodically retaining many of their own free agents while targeting a few players in the open market after many of the high-profile athletes have signed. David Moore, Dallas News, 13 Mar. 2023

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“Slow boil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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