Share: Parboil To boil foods, usually vegetables, until partially cooked. Most often used when vegetables are finished using another cooking method or chilled for marinated salads or appetizer dips. Related Tips Dressed Fish Ready to cook; has been gutted and scaled. It still has its head and tail. Pit To remove the seed from fruit. Also refers to the seed in cherries, peaches, nectarines and… Drizzle To slowly spoon or pour a thin stream of an icing, melted butter or other liquid over food.