\ ˈbrāz How to pronounce braise (audio) \
braised; braising

Definition of braise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cook slowly in fat and a small amount of liquid in a closed pot



Definition of braise (Entry 2 of 2)

: an item of braised food

Examples of braise in a Sentence

Verb He braised the beef in a wine sauce.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The company states that, when paired with the electric base, the pot delivers five functions: braise, slow cook, sear/sauté, manual and food warmer. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 21 June 2022 Cover the tagine or Dutch oven, transfer to the oven and braise for 40 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and starts to fall off the bone. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2022 Then the domelike lid goes on top and the vessel moves to the oven to braise. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2022 Ideal for a hot Dutch oven of your mom’s classic braise that goes right from the oven to the table. Lauren Joseph, Bon Appétit, 22 Apr. 2022 Add it to chili con carne, braise it in beer, or mix it into a ragù for a twist on spaghetti bolognese. Bon Appétit, 8 Apr. 2022 Stir the greens every 20 minutes or so, adding a splash of water if the pot dries out, and braise until even the stems are silky and the florets are falling apart, an hour at the very least. Megan Litt, Bon Appétit, 9 Mar. 2022 Chicken breasts can be soaked in a white wine braise a day before grilling to be cooked to perfection. Sunset Magazine, 10 Feb. 2022 Cover and braise for about 40 minutes, or until the turkey registers 155 to 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And in a lush braise of lamb shoulder, a bath of chiles, rosemary, orange peel and wine imbues the meat with bold flavors that are lightened by a tangy yogurt flavored with lemon, raisins and pistachios. Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2022 Begin by sautéeing it with your aromatics at the start of cooking, add it midway to perfume the entire stew or braise, or do both. Rachel Gurjar, Bon Appétit, 16 May 2022 An hourlong braise in the oven renders an entire head’s worth of cloves impossibly soft and spreadable. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 28 Mar. 2022 Basically a stovetop braise, smothering is a technique most often associated with chicken or pork — but can be used with other types of animal proteins as well as vegetables — where the braising liquid is thickened to form a luscious gravy. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 Uncork this to enjoy with a wintry braise or stew and tell your smart speaker to play some French bistro music. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 The braise can be made up to 3 days in advance and refrigerated in the Dutch oven (if your Dutch oven is not enameled, transfer to another container for storage). Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 And since my menu already included a hearty braise and bread, something green was definitely in order. Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 Serve with the cooking liquid and plums from the braise. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 30 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of braise


1797, in the meaning defined above


circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for braise


French braiser, from braise live coals, from Old French breze, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Swedish brasa fire

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1 Jul 2022

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