When cooking what does the term steep mean?
In cooking "Steep" means to allow a mixture to gradually fall in temperature (not neccsarily cool) and allow the mixture of ingrediant to continue to break and mix flavor.
Cooking without colour means cooking at a lower temperature so that the food doesnt caramelize. This term is quite often used when talking about sauteeing vegetables, you wanna cook them at a low temperature, so that the water inside the food evaporates but the sugar doesnt caramelize(giving the onions or the beef or whatever that golden brown colour).
Steep has a couple of definitions. A hill is steep when it has a pronounced incline. Steep also means to soak in liquid to extract flavor or to soften. When we steep tea in a tea pot, we take the infusor, which is full of the tea leaves, and put it into the hot water. It will steep there for several minutes to permit the water to extract the flavor from the tea so we…