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Definition of garnish verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

garnish

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɡɑːnɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːrnɪʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they garnish
BrE BrE//ˈɡɑːnɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːrnɪʃ//
 
he / she / it garnishes
BrE BrE//ˈɡɑːnɪʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːrnɪʃɪz//
 
past simple garnished
BrE BrE//ˈɡɑːnɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːrnɪʃt//
 
past participle garnished
BrE BrE//ˈɡɑːnɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːrnɪʃt//
 
-ing form garnishing
BrE BrE//ˈɡɑːnɪʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːrnɪʃɪŋ//
 
Preparing food
 
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garnish something (with something) to decorate a dish of food with a small amount of another food Garnish the chicken with almonds. Soup garnished with croutons. CollocationsCookingPreparing prepare a dish/​a meal/​a menu/​dinner/​the fish weigh out 100g/4oz of sugar/​the ingredients wash/​rinse the lettuce/​spinach/​watercress chop/​slice/​dice the carrots/​onions/​potatoes peel the carrots/​onion/​potatoes/​garlic/​orange grate a carrot/​the cheese/​some nutmeg remove/​discard the bones/​seeds/​skin blend/​combine/​mix (together) the flour and water/​all the ingredients beat/​whisk the cream/​eggs/​egg whites knead/​shape/​roll (out) the doughCooking heat the oil in a frying pan preheat/​heat the oven/(British English) the grill/(North American English) the broiler bring to (British English) the boil/(North American English) a boil stir constantly/​gently with a wooden spoon reduce the heat simmer gently for 20 minutes/​until reduced by half melt the butter/​chocolate/​cheese/​sugar brown the meat for 8–20 minutes drain the pasta/​the water from the pot/​in a colander mash the potatoes/​banana/​avocadoWays of cooking cook food/​fish/​meat/​rice/​pasta/​a Persian dish bake (a loaf of) bread/​a cake/(especially North American English) cookies/(British English) biscuits/​a pie/​potatoes/​fish/​scones/​muffins boil cabbage/​potatoes/​an egg/​water fry/​deep-fry/​stir-fry the chicken/​vegetables grill meat/​steak/​chicken/​sausages/​a hot dog roast potatoes/​peppers/​meat/​chicken/​lamb sauté garlic/​mushrooms/​onions/​potatoes/​vegetables steam rice/​vegetables/​spinach/​asparagus/​dumplings toast bread/​nuts microwave food/​popcorn/(British English) a ready mealServing serve in a glass/​on a bed of rice/​with potatoes arrange the slices on a plate/​in a layer carve the meat/​lamb/​chicken/​turkey dress/​toss a salad dress with/​drizzle with olive oil/​vinaigrette top with a slice of lemon/​a scoop of ice cream/​whipped cream/​syrup garnish with a sprig of parsley/​fresh basil leaves/​lemon wedges/​a slice of lime/​a twist of orange sprinkle with salt/​sugar/​herbs/​parsley/​freshly ground black pepper See related entries: Preparing food Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘equip, arm’): from Old French garnir, probably of Germanic origin and related to warn. The current sense dates from the late 17th cent.
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