Salpicon and salpicón (meaning "hodgepodge" or "medley" in Spanish) are terms used in different ways in French, Spanish, Central American and Latin American cuisine for preparations of one or more ingredients diced or minced and bound with a sauce or liquid. A salpicon is sometimes used as stuffing. In contrast to the usual savory versions of other cuisines, in Colombia "salpicon" refers to a sweet snack.
In Mexican cuisine and Central American cuisine, the term refers to a salad mixture containing thinly sliced or chopped flank steak, onion, oregano, chile serrano, avocado, tomatoes, and vinegar. The mixture is commonly served on tostadas, tacos or as a filling of Poblano peppers.
- Steven Raichlen (January 2011). Bold & Healthy Flavors: 450 Recipes from Around the World. Black Dog & Leventhal. pp. 195–. ISBN 978-1-57912-855-5.
- Raymond Sokolov (22 September 2010). Saucier's Apprentice. Random House LLC. p. 189. ISBN 978-0-307-76480-5.
- Jens Porup (15 September 2010). Lonel Colombia. Lonely Planet. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-74220-326-3.
- Le Guide Culinaire by Auguste Escoffier, Flammarion, Paris (1903)
- Larousse Gastronomique, Crown Publishers (1961)
(Translated from the French, Librairie Larousse, Paris (1938))
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