> > >

Acidulated Water


Acidulated Water

Acidulated Water
© Randal Oulton


Acidulated Water is cold water mixed with a food-grade acid such as vinegar, lemon juice or another citrus juice or acid.

It's used for dipping cut fruit or vegetables into, in order to stop them from turning an unsightly brown when they are exposed to air.

Acidulated water will not make food safer (e.g. kill all bacteria), because you're not using enough acid to actually pickle something.

The goal is just to prevent discoloration, not preservation.

Nor is the goal to influence the taste of the food item being treated.

Cooking Tips

To make:
for every 2 pints (4 cups / 32 oz / 1 litre) of water add either:
1 1/2 tablespoons of vinegar OR
3 tablespoons of lemon juice OR
1/2 cup (4 oz / 125 ml) of white wine

Please share this information with your friends. They may love it.


Also called:

Acid Rinse; Agua acidulada (Spanish)

See also:

Cooking Techniques

À la Cooking Terms List; Acetomel; Acidulated Water; Acidulate; Adjust Seasoning; Adjusting the Taste of Dishes; Affriander; Alambre; Bake Blind; Bake; Ballotine; Barbeque; Battuto; Baveuse; Beat; Beer Can Chicken Roasting; Bench Proof; Beurre Manié; Blanch; Braising; Brine; Brining Beans; Broasting; Broil; Carving a Turkey; Chopping Techniques; Coddle; Cooking Techniques; Curing; Dredging; Egg Wash; Emulsify; Firm-Ball Stage; Fold; French Trimmed; Frissonne; Fry; Galantine; Garnishes; Grill; Hard-Ball Stage; Hard-Crack Stage; High Altitude Baking; Knead; Liaison; London Broil; Mise en Place; Mitonner; Mochitsuki; Open-Faced; Paillards; Pan Broil; Parblanch; Parboil; Pâton; Persillade; Pickled; Pickling; Pittsburgh Rare; Poaching; Preheat; Preserving Eggs; Proof; Pulse; Punch Down; Quadriller; Quick Jar Sterilization; Raidir; Reconstitute; Reducing; Rehydrate; Rest; Ribbon Stage; Roasted Garlic; Roasted Peppers; Rolling Boil; Scalding Milk; Scald; Scallop; Separating Eggs; Skimming; Smoking; Soaking Beans; Soffritto; Soft-Ball Stage; Soft-Crack Stage; Sous Vide; Souse; Spatchcock; Spitchcock; Steamed Puddings; Stir; Temper; Tezu; Thread Stage; Unmould; Usu-Zukuri; Warm; Wash; Water Bath; Whip; Wok Hay

Comments

You may also like:

logo

Bon mots

"What? Sunday morning in an English family and no sausages? God bless my soul, what's the world coming to?"

-- Dorothy Sayers (English author. 13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957)

Food Calendar

food-calendar-icon
A calendar tracking what happens when in the world of food.
  • food day iconEscargot Day (Today)
    Escargot had their heyday in the 1970s, when everyone ate them with garlic butter and bought the Escargot dishes for home use (but couldn't actually bring themselves to buy the slimy little critters for use in their own kitchen.) You may wish to finally try cooking up Escargot in garlic sauce in your own kitchen. Mind you, you could simmer golf balls in that sauce and they would taste good.

Myth of the Day

Fat Read more >