pa·​pil·​lote ˌpä-pē-ˈyōt How to pronounce papillote (audio)
: a greased usually paper wrapper in which food (such as meat or fish) is cooked

Examples of papillote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 1970s, French chefs (who had already popularized cooking en papillote or in paper), adopted the sous vide technique of cooking in plastic [3]. Ashton Yoon, Discover Magazine, 5 Jan. 2016 State and Lake Head downtown for a three-course prix fixe meal Thanksgiving Day, featuring butternut squash soup, roasted turkey, root vegetables roasted in papillote and pumpkin pie. Lauryn Azu, Chicago Tribune, 11 Nov. 2022 And leave it to Minibar to serve me my first ramen en papillote. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 Second: Sole en papillote poached in Meyer lemon dill butter sauce, Julianne chef’s vegetables. Marc Bona, cleveland, 31 Jan. 2022 The three-course menu features halibut en papillote, pork jowl and Top of the Rock's version of ratatouille. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 13 Sep. 2019 Think: jerk snapper en papillote, suya chicken ballotine and plantains Foster. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, 7 Aug. 2019 Across the lawn, past the fire pit where Stone’s team baked seafood en papillote, and Stone’s wife, actress Lindsay Price, perched prettily on an Adirondack chair, bartenders in linen aprons and straw hats offered mixology lessons. Marni Elyse Katz,, 31 July 2019 This trout en papillote is a delicious and simple recipe. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, 26 July 2018 See More

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Word History


French, from papillon butterfly

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of papillote was in 1818

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“Papillote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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