que·​nelle | \ kə-ˈnel How to pronounce quenelle (audio) \

Definition of quenelle

: a poached oval dumpling of pureed forcemeat (as of pike) often served in a cream sauce

Examples of quenelle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The quenelle, an ivory round of delicate custard formed from fish and cream, dares you not to take its photo. Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2022 The vegetarian kare-kare, for instance, swaps lamb belly with halloumi, served with a round of paratha flatbread to swipe through a soft quenelle of defining peanut sauce. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 27 Dec. 2021 What appeared to be a chunk of corn on the cob was in fact a sweet, tender replica made of corn custard, served with a quenelle of caviar, gleaming with pecan oil. Tejal Rao, New York Times, 17 Sep. 2019 Use 2 spoons to form the frozen yogurt into quenelle shapes, if desired, and set one or more in each bowl. ExpressNews.com, 4 Dec. 2019 Sneed had no qualms with the other courses for the evening’s meal, including a quail egg buried in buttery brioche and topped with an intemperate amount of osetra caviar, and a silky corn soup studded with fresh lobster and lobster quenelles. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2019 There are no supplements or add-ons available; everyone gets the same dishes, save for birthday or anniversary celebrants who might get an extra quenelle of ice cream for dessert. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, 8 Aug. 2019 The cod’s flesh, meanwhile, becomes fish cakes as fluffy as French quenelles. Fortune, 11 Aug. 2019 This dessert, a quenelle of red berry sorbet perched on top of mascarpone tinged green with basil oil, is very factory pomo with its straight angles and neon coloring. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of quenelle

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quenelle

French, from German Knödel dumpling, from Middle High German; akin to Old High German knoto knot — more at knot

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23 Jan 2022

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“Quenelle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quenelle. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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