Pearly (cooking): adj. Cooking "in mother-of-pearl" (*) means that the product (rice, fish, vegetables, etc.) is coated in butter and not overcooked to give a pearly appearance.
For fish, the term "pearl" is the first degree of cooking (before "pink on the bone"). It takes place between 50°C and 54°C in a very short time. Ideally, this type of cooking is done using a thermometer probe.
(*) Mother-of-pearl: Substance with iridescent reflections which internally lines the shell of certain ...
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