I recently learned that "salpresar" can mean "to salt," but when I tried to find real world examples of its usage online, I kept running into entries that appeared to be referring to it as some sort of specific dish. I attempted to see if the Spanish Wikipedia might have more to say about this, but did not find anything substantive.

If "salpresado" is primarily used to refer to a specific dish, can anyone tell me a little more about it? Photos would also be helpful. I did see some that may be associated with "salpresado," but they all looked so different that I was unable to identify any distinguishing characteristics.

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    @CarlosAlejo You should convert your comment in an answer.
    – DGaleano
    Jun 11, 2016 at 0:15
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    "To salt" is "salar". I had never heard of "salpresado", but I'm not a "cocinitas" either.
    – Yay
    Jun 11, 2016 at 0:23
  • @DGaleano done!
    – Charlie
    Jun 11, 2016 at 8:30
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    It seems to be an old word. If you search in ngrams, most uses are from 19th century. Jun 11, 2016 at 21:55

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The pictures you looked at were so different because salpresar does not refer to any specific dish, but to a cooking technique. According to the RAE, it means "to salt something and then press it so it can be preserved". I suppose the pictures just show the food being processed with this technique.

  • Muy informativo! Gracias!!
    – Lisa Beck
    Jun 13, 2016 at 22:25

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