Definition of aspic in English:

aspic

noun

  • [mass noun] A savoury jelly made with meat stock, set in a mould and used to contain pieces of meat, seafood, or eggs:

    ‘chicken in aspic’
    figurative ‘a world preserved in aspic, far removed from mass unemployment’
    • ‘On the 1933 and 1936 expeditions, ‘there were plenty of gourmet treats such as quails in aspic, Carlsbad plums and champagne.’’
    • ‘Do you remember cheese and pineapple on a stick or, worse still, those nibbles set solid with half a pig's foot of aspic?’
    • ‘I love to eat it cold with a spoon, but one day I'll make a molded, ladies-lunch aspic.’
    • ‘He helps his famously slimmed-down boss stay that way by mixing protein supplements into sauces and preparing waist-conscious meals such as vegetables in aspic and pomegranate sorbet.’
    • ‘It begins with cold entrees with choices of tuna, smoked eel, Norwegian salmon or soufflé of Siam bay rock lobster in light fennel aspic and saffron sauce.’
    • ‘The aspic was soft, and studded with cubes of short rib and foie gras, which melted with the cream when you stirred them.’
    • ‘She wouldn't dare miss a dinner date with this all-star cast… even though she never liked aspic.’
    • ‘Then dribble over a little warmed thick stock or aspic which will cool and jellify.’
    • ‘The array of homemade treats continues with veal aspic, red beans, eggplant caviar, as well as different variations on dumplings like pelmeni, pierogis, and vareneki.’
    • ‘In the kitchen, things which may need clarification are stock, clear soup, aspic, jelly, etc.’
    • ‘It may be a repeat of the breakfast menu or include cold fresh water fish, aspic dishes, and cooked vegetable salads.’
    • ‘There was a particular emphasis on ready-to-eat luxury dishes such as game in aspic jelly and truffled pheasant, by royal appointment.’
    • ‘Beef stroganoff, stuffed crêpes, a meat and vegetable stew called tchanaki, veal aspic, red beans and eggplant caviar round out the options.’
    • ‘With many names - Jell-O, aspic, jelly, gelee and so on - gelatin has an identity of its own.’
    • ‘He came back with an armload of ready-to-eat goodies, bone-in ham and duck terrine and delicious eggs in aspic and cheese and freshly baked bread, which we served with a simple salad with toasted pumpkin seeds.’
    • ‘We decided we to take a chance on the jar of Petrossian whole goose foie gras in aspic with port wine.’
    • ‘So, what did larks' tongues in aspic really taste like?’
    • ‘For the basil aspic: In a small saucepan, add tomato water and gelatin and let set for two minutes.’
    • ‘There are nine choices, generally around 140 baht, and include home made duck pate, deep fried prawns in a dill sauce and home made beef in aspic on tomatoes and cucumber vinaigrette.’
    • ‘The pate was more like a terrine, with two very thick slices, which were exceptionally good, great flavour, and with the aspic and green peppercorns on the side all adding to the taste experience.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from French, literally asp, from the colours of the jelly as compared with those of the snake.

Pronunciation:

aspic

/ˈaspɪk/