sou·​bise sü-ˈbēz How to pronounce soubise (audio)
: a garnish or white sauce containing onions or onion purée

Examples of soubise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reopening menu this month features both American and Japanese Wagyu beef; lobster served with sweet onion soubise, lardons, pearl onions and roasted potatoes; and Scottish salmon served with seasonal vegetables and trout roe. Charlie Vargas, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Jan. 2024 Their sourdough scallion pancakes are served with soubise, crème fraiche, chives, and a dollop of paddlefish caviar on top—playing off of blini, the Russian pancakes. Cathy Erway, Bon Appétit, 5 Sep. 2023 Green garlic and artichoke tart, escarole, preserved lemon, soubise, flowers and radishes. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 24 Apr. 2022 The chefs then spread on their version of a soubise, made with heaps of caramelized onions spiked with apple cider vinegar, butter, chives and thyme. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 5 Dec. 2022 As a special, Pasion sous vides a rack of ribs and lays it over coconut Filipino adobo with ‘ulu tater tots, Maui sweet onion soubise, and Upcountry persimmon. Danielle Bernabe, Bon Appétit, 17 Dec. 2021 Finishings of sauce poivrade, soubise, or au jus give the farm-to-table dishes the traditional French flair for which Highlands is known. al, 3 Mar. 2020 The visual presentation warranted extra points — those scallops, gently coated by a light, bacon-y soubise sauce, were nestled against a pale green risotto of spring peas, snow peas and pea shoots. Tim Smith,, 31 May 2018 Next came chilaquiles with kale salsa, soubise crema, roasted mushrooms, and smoked habanero cheddar with a smoked guajillo oil infused with a cross strain of AC/DC and Haze. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, 18 Apr. 2018

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Word History


French, from Charles de Rohan, Prince de Soubise †1787 French nobleman

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soubise was in 1822

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Cite this Entry

“Soubise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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