sa·​ba·​yon | \ sä-bä-ˈyōⁿ How to pronounce sabayon (audio) \

Definition of sabayon

2 : a sauce of egg yolks, wine, and savory seasonings (such as mustard or pepper)

Examples of sabayon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pie gets topped with sabayon (cream and egg whites that are cooked, chilled and then whipped) and sprinkles of bee pollen. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Aug. 2021 Transfer the sabayon to the bowl set over ice and whisk until the mixture feels cold. CBS News, 15 Feb. 2020 Desserts feature a devastatingly good blondie drenched in eggy sabayon spiked with the restaurant's namesake, a thick, sweet red-grape reduction. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, 31 May 2018 Think tangerine and kumquat tart with almond baci crust, rose cream, and orange sherbet, or butterscotch sabayon with chocolate pepper cake, poached white figs, and sesame gelato. Devra First,, 22 Mar. 2018 On an elegant plate adorned with gilded flowers rests a manicured Shigoku oyster, a slightly sweet and mild horseradish sabayon gently fizzing on top. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, 16 Feb. 2018 There was the restaurant’s famous dish of oysters and caviar in a tapioca sabayon, as well as nuggets of king-crab tempura; delicate roulades of Dover sole; poached eggs with celery-root purée and soubise served below shaved white truffles. Sam Sifton, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2018 There’s also a smooth, cool Moscato sabayon ($8) spooned over poached pears with a brown-butter streusel. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Dec. 2017 This one hasn’t risen properly, the other bowed around the center, an icing has split during its application, a sabayon lost its air, a sorbet failed to churn, a sugar syrup crystallized, a cookie crumbled and so on and on and on. Yotam Ottolenghi, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of sabayon

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sabayon

French, modification of Italian zabaione

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