: a highly concentrated reduced brown sauce often used as a base for other sauces

Examples of demi-glace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bold burger with a whiskey demi-glace and habanero aioli, though, stood out as a dish of Sacramento’s early 2010s. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 23 May 2024 The hot course section features dry aged tuna with peppered demi-glace, chive, smoked olive oil, sun choke puree and lemon balm. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 20 Feb. 2024 The duck breast rests on a bed of demi-glace sauce made from the duck breast trimmings and white peppercorns. Hannah Wise, Kansas City Star, 19 Jan. 2024 For those who know their way around a kitchen, Flannery likens the process to reducing a stock to a demi-glace. Mary Squillace, Robb Report, 17 July 2023

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Word History


French, half cooking stock, literally, half-ice

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of demi-glace was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Demi-glace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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