bro·​chette brō-ˈshet How to pronounce brochette (audio)
: skewer
also : food broiled on a skewer

Examples of brochette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a child, Mamba's mother sold chapati and brochettes at the bustling markets of Bujumbura to feed her family. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 15 May 2024 Fish in clay pot with seafood sauce, lobster with chocolate, lamb-shrimp brochette, paella, sea bass in rock salt, steaks. Miami Herald Archives, Miami Herald, 8 Feb. 2024 There is also a world of ground-meat kebabs out there, which might be called koftas, brochettes or seekh kebabs. Katie Workman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Aug. 2023 Pair with a goulash or brochette that includes chicken, lamb and beef. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon, shrimp brochette did its humble work over Cajun dirty rice that seemed neither especially Cajun nor dirty. Mike Sutter,, 19 Dec. 2019 Start with a plate of goodies from the raw bar, then try the oyster brochettes with remoulade or the cod with rosemary and potatoes—and it's known throughout Provincetown for its service. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, 9 Aug. 2018 There's also a bit of a Middle Eastern influence thanks to its proximity to that region and the leftovers of Belgian colonialism exhibited by dishes like brochettes (similar to kebabs) and frites. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, 21 June 2018 Some of the standouts include the sardines stuffed with mozzarella and spinach pesto, the beetroot salmon salad with crunchy fennel and the spiced lamb brochettes with tzatziki. Amy Louise Bailey, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Oct. 2017

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Word History


French, from Old French brochete, from broche pointed tool — more at broach

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brochette was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Brochette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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