a la plancha

a la plancha

(æ lə ˈplæntʃə; Spanish a la ˈplantʃa)
adj
(Cookery) (usually postpositive) (in Spanish cookery) grilled on a metal plate
[C20: Spanish: on the plate]
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Other temptations include white anchovies with extra virgin olive oil and garlic; roasted almonds from Valencia; langostines a la plancha with aliol; chorizo sausage cooked in cider; and hake and prawns albondigas in a herb sauce.
Chef Jay Bentley of Open Range in Bozeman, Montana, has cooked a la plancha for decades and gave us his tips.
Cooking a la plancha is giving chefs hot flashes in contemporary restaurants everywhere.
Food cooked a la plancha is typically seared quickly over high heat, but another advantage of this cooking method is that temperature is so easily controlled.
Most plancha surfaces are completely flat, but some are slightly bowed to enable cooking juice runoff, which is the reason a la plancha is also lauded as a cooking method conducive to today's healthier diets.
Examples include grilling, simmering (since pots and pans can be set on the plancha's surface), toasting, browning, charring, baking, braising, roasting and--to add to the dramatic appeal of cooking a la plancha in an open restaurant kitchen--flambe.
Camarones a la Plancha, left, is among the recommended shellfish entrees.
I order langosta a la plancha in a seaside restaurant where a stiff breeze blows from the ocean and local pop music thumps from an adjacent disco.