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Definition of "braise" [braise]

  • To cook (meat or vegetables) by browning in fat, then simmering in a small quantity of liquid in a covered container. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "braise" in a sentence
  • "A braise was my only hope of salvation, so this is what I did."
  • "The turbot is cooked in a braise, which is a rich mixture of veal, bacon, root vegetables, and a bouquet garni, then thickened with a roux, and moistened with a bottle of white wine and some bouillon."
  • "Culinary terms like "braise" and "blanch" are useful to convey a specific method in one single word, but only if the reader knows what these terms are!"