bordelaise sauce

noun, often capitalized B
bor·​de·​laise sauce | \ ˈbȯr-də-ˈlāz- How to pronounce bordelaise sauce (audio) \

Definition of bordelaise sauce

: a sauce consisting of stock thickened with roux and flavored typically with red wine and shallots

Examples of bordelaise sauce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu features butternut shrimp bisque (gluten free), pompano with crabmeat bordelaise sauce, and desserts such as lemon ice box creme brulee. Will Coviello,, 12 Oct. 2020 The New York strip steak lacked a robust searing and was overwhelmed by a smothering that included red peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms and potatoes in a bordelaise sauce. Tim Smith,, 21 May 2018 Beef Wellington, abetted by a rich mushroom bordelaise sauce, is without flaw. Phil Vettel,, 5 Feb. 2018 There was charcoal-grilled Wagyu beef and bordelaise sauce; then gougères with more truffles and on to dessert: 18 courses of food in all, not counting those delicate little crackers that started the meal. Sam Sifton, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2018 The two-inch-thick chunk of tuna, seared on the outside and perfectly raw everywhere else, came with a bordelaise sauce made with Luxardo amaro along with the creamy foie gras. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of bordelaise sauce

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bordelaise sauce

French bordelaise, feminine of bordelais of Bordeaux

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The first known use of bordelaise sauce was in 1902

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“Bordelaise sauce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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