fumet

noun
fu·met | \fyü-ˈmā, ˈfyü-mət \

Definition of fumet 

: a reduced and seasoned fish, meat, or vegetable stock

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The flavors are further heightened by a ladleful of fumet made with fish heads, chives, onions, mushrooms, fish sauce, shiso, dashi, and a funky-spicy fermented condiment called yuzu kosho. Joe Ray, WIRED, "A Young Chicago Chef Pursues Wood-Fired Perfection," 17 Apr. 2018 Waiters bring bowls set with chunks of crab, lily buds, wood ear mushrooms and nasturtium flowers and leaves, then pour on a rich, dark fumet bolstered with white peppercorn and black vinegar. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Mister Jiu’s fulfills its vision with 3½ stars," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fumet

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fumet

French, literally, pleasant aroma (of meat cooking), from Middle French, from fumer to give off smoke or steam, from Latin fumare, from fumus

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