Spanish Cooking Verbs

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fry
freír
cut/ chop (large pieces)
cortar
peel
pelar
strain
colar
add
añadir/ agregar
boil
hervir
cover/ put a lid on
tapar
mix
mezclar
salt
salar
to beat/ whip
batir
cover (in general)
cubrir
heat
calentar
cool
enfriar
cook (x2)
cocer/ cocinar
dry
secar
stir
revolver
take out/ remove
retirar
bake
hornear
brown/ make golden
dorar
fill
llenar
braise
guisar
prepare
preparar
measure
medir
heat
calentar
bake
hornear
melt
derretir
serve
servir
boil
hervir
wash
lavar
grease
engrasar
knead
amasar
separate
separar
slice
rebanar
freeze
congelar
defrost
descongelar
mix
mezclar
toast
tostar
beat
batir
grate
rallar
season (x3)
aderezar/ condimentar/ salpimentar
squeeze
exprimir
grind
moler
roll
enrollar
burn (transitive & intransitive)
quemar/ quemarse
dice/ mince (small pieces)
picar
clean (either remove dirt from or as in a fish or chicken)
limpiar
set (lay out place settings)
poner la mesa
clear (dishes from a table)
levantar/ quitar la mesa
combine (see also "mix")
combinar
dissolve
disolver
drain (x2)
escurrir/ colar
pull/ extract (x2)
sacar/ extraer
[note: corkscrew = "sacacorchos"]
mash (x4)
hacer puré de/ moler/ pisar/ espichar
[note: potato masher = "pisapure"]
pour
verter
throw out
desechar/ tirar
rinse (vs. wash)
enjuagar
roast
asar
sample
probar
taste (transitive vs. intransitive)
degustar/ saber
sauté
saltear
shake
agitar
sift
tamizar
spill
derramar
spread (e.g. butter on toast)
untar
sprinkle
espolvorear
flip/ turn over
darle la vuelta
stick to
pegarse
stuff
rellenar
turn up (e.g. heat/ flame)
subir
turn down/ reduce
bajar
wrap
envolver
heat
calentar
soak
remojar
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