salamander

English translation: à la salamandre

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02:28 Aug 27, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: salamander
"idéale pour cuisiner les poissons entiers, y compris la salamandre"
I've never yet seen a French restaurant that does a roaring trade in newts; so please, what sort of fish is a salamander?
Dave Simons
Local time: 12:15
English translation:à la salamandre
Explanation:
I think that the French sentence is not well written. It refers rather to the mode de cuisson than to the thing cooked.

Perhaps it should be "idéale pour cuisiner les poissons entiers, y compris À la salamandre"

good luck

paola l m

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CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 06:15
Grading comment
Since the only fish suggested was some sort of weird Alsakan eel (and I somehow can't imagine a French kitchenware company having a special product line for that), I'm inclined to agree that the word "à" is missing. I'll be suggesting this to the client.

OK newts! you can come out now, we promise not to eat you!!!

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Summary of answers provided
nasalamander
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naSalamander - kitchen equipment
Poppy Barkah
nasalamander
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naà la salamandre
CLS Lexi-tech
nasalamander
Cynthia Brals-Rud
nasalamander
Barnaby Capel-Dunn
naNot the salamander fish?
Parrot
nasalamander broiler
Rita Bandinelli
naNot a fish
Poornima Iyengar


  

Answers


9 mins
Not a fish


Explanation:
Any tailed amphibian of the order Urodeles, having a soft, moist scaleless skin and typically an aquatic larval state, and living in a moist or aquatic habitat as an adult.

Check the link below for picture and more info

HTH
Poornima


    Reference: http://desfbay.fws.gov/salamand.html
Poornima Iyengar
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15 mins
salamander


Explanation:
It's a sort of grill

All the best

Barnaby Capel-Dunn

I know this from work done for the catering trade!

Barnaby Capel-Dunn
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20 mins
Not the salamander fish?


Explanation:
Pike kin it may be, but pikelike it isn't. It isn't even very fishlike. Its common name is salamander fish. It is roughly eel-shaped, but has a neck and can breathe air.




    Reference: http://www.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF10/1025.html
Parrot
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42 mins
salamander broiler


Explanation:
Apparently, newts are not used as food, nor does any fish exist with this name. However, I found out that there is a cooking tool (a sort of grill) called salamander.
"Salamander: A top roiler used to glaze, to brown or to caramelize some preparations".
So, could it be possible that the phrase is worded in such a way to mean that certain tools, including salamanders, are ideal for cooking fish?
It is just an attempt.
Bye



    Reference: http://www.buonissimo.org/glossarioprs.htm
    Reference: http://www.meilleurduchef.com/cgi/mdc/l/en/apprendre/termes/...
Rita Bandinelli
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44 mins
salamander


Explanation:
Hi Dave,

I was unable to locate the cookery-terms site in my files.
En revanche, yeah...., I finally found decent references for you!
You do not translate it as newt but as 'salamander'. Here's some help from Canadian (bilingual!) experts:
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Québec has 21 species of amphibians. Only Ontario has more native species. Québec has 2 species of salamanders (the Mountain Dusky and the Spring Salamander) that are found nowhere else in Canada. The 2 Dusky Salamanders and the Spring Salamander are only found south of the St Lawrence. The greatest diversity of species is found in the southern portion of the province. While 9 species range as far north as James Bay, only 3, the American Toad and the Mink and Wood Frogs are found farther north. Most of the species found in Québec are also found in Ontario and New Brunswick.


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Salamanders

Mudpuppies
Mudpuppy -- Necture Tacheté -- Necturus maculosus

Newts
Eastern Newt -- Triton Vert -- Notophthalmus viridescens

Mole Salamanders
Blue-spotted Salamander -- Salamandre à Points Bleus -- Ambystoma laterale
Spotted Salamander -- Salamandre Maculée -- Ambystoma aculatum

Lungless Salamanders
Four-toed Salamander -- Salamandre à Quatre Doigts -- Hemidactylium scutatum
Mountain Dusky Salamander -- Salamandre Sombre des Montagne -- Desmognathus orcophaeus
Northern Dusky Salamander -- Salamandre Sombre -- Desmognathus fuscus
Northern Two-lined Salamander -- Salamandre à Deux Lignes du Nord -- Eurycea bislineata
Redback Salamander -- Salamandre Rayée -- Plethodon cinereus
Spring Salamander -- Salamandre Pourpre -- Gyrinophilus porphyriticus

http://eqb-dqe.cciw.ca/partners/carcnet/tour/b_6.html

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Dictionary: Canada - ottawaherps.com
... Spea intermontana, Great Basin Spadefoot, Crapaud du Grand Bassin. Salamanders.
Ambystoma gracile, Northwestern Salamander, Salamandre foncée. ...
www.ottawaherps.com/dictionary/canada.html - 28k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

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Also check:

SALAMANDER
The salamander is a small amphibian of the subclass urodela. They have a small rounded plump, usually spotted body without a dorsal crest. Salamanders are widely distributed throughout Europe but are absent from Britain.
http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/B8A.HTM#SALAMANDER



I hope this helps!




    Reference: http://eqb-dqe.cciw.ca/partners/carcnet/tour/b_6.html
    Reference: http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/B8A.HTM#SALAMANDER
Cynthia Brals-Rud
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1 hr
à la salamandre


Explanation:
I think that the French sentence is not well written. It refers rather to the mode de cuisson than to the thing cooked.

Perhaps it should be "idéale pour cuisiner les poissons entiers, y compris À la salamandre"

good luck

paola l m



CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 06:15
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Grading comment
Since the only fish suggested was some sort of weird Alsakan eel (and I somehow can't imagine a French kitchenware company having a special product line for that), I'm inclined to agree that the word "à" is missing. I'll be suggesting this to the client.

OK newts! you can come out now, we promise not to eat you!!!
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1 hr
salamander


Explanation:

A - Here's a couple of definitions for your last question but not to this one!

http://www.foodtv.com/terms/tt-r2/0,4474,1415,00.html

salamander : Definition: [SAL-uh-man-duhr] 1. A kitchen tool used to brown the top of foods. It consists of a long iron rod with a cast-iron disk at one end and a wooden handle at the other. The disk is heated over a burner until red-hot before being passed closely over food. In addition to quickly browning foods, salamanders are used for dishes (such as crème brûlée) that require that a surface layer of sugar be caramelized quickly so that the custard below remains cold. They can be purchased in cookware shops and the kitchenware section of most department stores. 2. A small broiler unit in a professional oven that quickly browns the tops of dishes.

http://desires.com/2.1/Food/Sweet/Docs/sun.html

A salamander, or Creme Brulee iron, is a small iron disk on a long handle. If you don't have one, you can caramelize the sugar topping by placing the desert very briefly under a preheated broiler.


B – www ;m-w.com

Main Entry: sal·a·man·der
Pronunciation: 'sa-l&-"man-d&r also "sa-l&-'
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English salamandre, from Middle French, from Latin salamandra, from Greek
Date: 14th century
1 : a mythical animal having the power to endure fire without harm
2 : an elemental being in the theory of Paracelsus inhabiting fire
3 : any of numerous amphibians (order Caudata) superficially resembling lizards but scaleless and covered with a soft moist skin and breathing by gills in the larval stage
[4 : an article used in connection with fire: as a : a cooking utensil for browning a food (as pastry or pudding) b : a portable stove c : a cooking device with an overhead heat source like a broiler]
- sal·a·man·drine /"sa-l&-'man-dr&n/ adjective



Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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1 hr
Salamander - kitchen equipment


Explanation:
A salamander is also a kitchen equipment, a sort of broiler.

From the Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique:
Appareil de cuisson à l'électricité ou au gaz, à plafond rayonnant, utilisé par les professionnels pour faire glacer, gratiner ou caraméliser certains mets salés ou sucrés.





    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
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1 hr
salamander


Explanation:
Yet again! My final word on this one. Here's what my collins English dico has to say on the subject :

- any of various amphibians of central and S. Europe. They have an elongated body, and only return to water to breed.
- mainly US : any amphibian with a tail, such as a newt
- myhtical reptilian supposed to live in fire (I guess this is why the term is used to described the utensile used for browning food)

Check out www.Britannica.com and any other onlien encyclopedia

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