bouil·​la·​baisse | \ ˌbü-yə-ˈbās How to pronounce bouillabaisse (audio) , -ˈbāz; ˈbü-yə-ˌbās, -ˌbāz \

Definition of bouillabaisse

1 : a highly seasoned fish stew made with at least two kinds of fish

Examples of bouillabaisse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With a long name and an even longer list of ingredients, bouillabaisse is seaside city Marseille's gift to France's culinary canon. Foren Clark, CNN, 30 May 2022 According to Marseille's bouillabaisse charter, in an attempt to standardize the ingredients and preparation of the classic dish, the soup must include at least four of six specific fish selections that are cut up in front of the diners. Foren Clark, CNN, 30 May 2022 His bouillabaisse includes pan-fried American tilefish. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, 7 Apr. 2022 Saffron appears everywhere from risotto Milanese and the bouillabaisse of Marseille to rice dishes across the Middle East and India, proof of both its desirability and its ability to grow in many parts of the world. Jane Black, WSJ, 16 Mar. 2022 Try cheeses of all sorts, Bertrand suggests (especially aged), and spicy dishes cooked with saffron (think paella or bouillabaisse), turmeric and curry—which together include a vast range of global cuisines. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 6 Dec. 2021 Chef Gérald Passedat serves the pair a deconstructed four-course menu of the region’s famous bouillabaisse. Kaila Yu, Vulture, 20 July 2021 Cod fish in saffron sauce, traditional bouillabaisse and a very Normandy apple tart Tatin. Mike Desimone And Jeff Jenssen, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Wild buri might be paired with a glaze made from its own bones, citrusy bergamot and horseradish, while bonito could be lightly grilled over pine alongside a gelee evoking the French seafood stew bouillabaisse. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bouillabaisse

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jun 2022

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“Bouillabaisse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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