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Examples of ragout in a Sentence
the movie is an uncertain ragout of fantasy, science fiction, and old-fashioned romance
Recent Examples of ragout from the Web
Tangles of tagliatelle are nicely al dente but oversauced in a creamy beef and pork ragout.
Choices include quenelles of pike with lobster sauce, vichyssoise, gnocchi parisienne, rabbit ragout and skate amandine.
More recently, poached nettles and a vivid orange swipe of harissa spice paste with a toothy green garbazo ragout gave an aromatic North African lift to the sweetly gamy meat.
Like fava beans and peas, fresh chickpeas can be used in a variety of dishes ranging from salads to soups, stews and spring ragouts.
Layers of duck, two kinds of sausage, a hearty ragout, and beans make this the comfort meal to end all comfort meals.
In fact, the menu at his school, Thomas’s Battersea, reads more like a five-star restaurant with options like lamb ragout with garlic and fresh herbs and freshly prepared salmon fillet with salsa verdi.
In the seafood and meat section, there is a rustic beef short rib and mushroom ragout ($28), and octopus a la plancha ($31) mixed with butter beans, blood oranges and kale chips.
Add leeks to stews or ragouts, or get creative, incorporating the vegetable in a savory panna cotta, or thinly sliced and fried for a crunchy garnish.
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Did You Know?
If you need an English word that can refer to either a combination of food items or a random assortment of things, there's no shortage of options on the menu. If you're in the mood for a stew, there's hodgepodge (formerly "hotchpotch"), olla podrida, or gallimaufry. Perhaps you'd rather start with a palate cleanser, like macédoine or salmagundi. We also have gumbo or jambalaya, if Southern cooking is more your thing, or smorgasbord if you prefer words of Swedish descent. Then there's ragout, which comes from French ragoûter, meaning "to revive the taste," and ultimately from Latin gustus, meaning "taste."
Origin and Etymology of ragout
RAGOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ragout for English Language Learners
: a stew of meat, vegetables, and spices
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