velouté

noun
ve·lou·té | \və-ˌlü-ˈtā \

Definition of velouté 

: a soup or sauce made of chicken, veal, or fish stock and cream and thickened with butter and flour

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Turn the burner to the lowest possible setting and cook, whisking occasionally, for 20 minutes, or until the veloute doesn’t taste floury. Barbara Mahany, chicagotribune.com, "Retro cookbooks offer comforts from another era for these uncertain times," 29 June 2018 For the first course, guests can choose from cured Faroe Island salmon, fall squash veloute and a vegetarian chioggia beet and heirloom carrot salad. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Ring in the Jewish New Year with these Rosh Hashana specials," 18 Sep. 2017 Spoon a teaspoon of the herb veloute into each oyster. Barbara Mahany, chicagotribune.com, "Retro cookbooks offer comforts from another era for these uncertain times," 29 June 2018 Among the choices is this beautiful parsnip veloute, with pistachios and cocoa nibs for texture and a dollop of creme fraiche for heft. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch," 17 May 2018 The Booth One version is a bit more down to earth, more of a creamy and satisfying veloute that, bolstered with tomato, cognac and cream, and finished with espelette pepper powder, is immensely satisfying. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Glamorous Booth One mixes the old and the new, mostly delivering classics," 5 Feb. 2018 Don't know the difference between 'veloute' or 'glace de viande'? Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Chez Francois remains one-of-a-kind dining experience (photos)," 31 Aug. 2017 Those crafty French. Them and their crazy mother sauces. Bechamel, veloute and so on. James P. Dewan, chicagotribune.com, "Make your mayo better — stir in all kinds of sauces, salsas, chutneys," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of velouté

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for velouté

borrowed from French, literally, "velvetiness, softness," noun derivative of velouté "velvety, smooth," going back to Middle French, from velour, velours "velvet, velour" + -té, adjective suffix, extended form of , going back to Latin -ātus -ate entry 3

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