Definition of salamander:
"1977: The salamander, a fairly long metal utensil with a flat rounded head, was left in the fire until red hot and then used to brown the top of a dish without further cooking. &mdash"
to apply a salamander
(flat iron utensil above) in a cooking process
"19th C.: When cold, sprinkle the custard thickly with sugar and salamander it. &mdash"