- a mixture of chopped fish, meat, or vegetables in a sauce, used as fillings for croquettes, pastries, etc
C18: from French, from Spanish salpicar to sprinkle with salt
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Examples from the Web for salpicon
This amount makes about a cupful of salpicon, which is enough for six patties.
The salpicon given below may be used for filling, if preferred.
Fill with mushrooms, chicken livers, creamed chicken or any salpicon.
A mixture of fruits seasoned with sugar and wine is also called a salpicon.
Timbales are forms of pastry or of forcemeat filled with salpicon.