Definition of deglaze in English:



  • Make a gravy or sauce by adding liquid to the cooking juices and food particles in (a pan in which meat has been cooked)

    ‘deglaze the pan with the white wine’
    • ‘Use herb vinegar in salad dressings, marinades, or to deglaze pans.’
    • ‘He says he made a little talapia with a tomatillo sauce, deglazed the pan with a little Mexican beer, hit it with some cilantro and and a little jalapeno in there.’
    • ‘Return to stovetop and deglaze with half of the mushroom stock; reduce liquid by half.’
    • ‘Pour the strained marinade into the frying pan and boil to deglaze it.’
    • ‘Stir for one minute over medium heat and deglaze with white wine.’
    • ‘But some burned ground beef still stuck to the pan, so I deglazed it with more red wine and a tablespoon of beef base.’
    • ‘Use this to deglaze the roasting pan that you've cooked the grouse in, reducing it a bit more.’
    • ‘Saute until translucent and deglaze with lime juice.’
    • ‘At other times the wine is reduced on its own, as when red wine is used to deglaze pan juices for a steak.’
    • ‘You can also add the deglazed pan juices from the roasting tray, but make sure they are not too salty, and not too fatty, or they will spoil all your hard work.’
    • ‘In the pan that the fillet is roasted in, deglaze the pan with beef stock and truffle oil.’
    • ‘Marsala is usually dismissed by the British as nothing more than an ingredient in complicated recipes, something with which to deglaze the pan after frying veal escalopes.’
    • ‘Take the excess oil out of the skillet and deglaze the pan with red wine.’
    • ‘Remove from the oven and place over medium heat; add the herbs and wine to deglaze.’
    • ‘Add the balsamic vinegar to deglaze and bubble until reduced and syrupy.’
    • ‘After less than a minute, add the wine and deglaze the skillet with a wooden spoon.’
    • ‘Put the tin on the hob, add 125 ml of water and deglaze the pan juices to make a glossy, golden-brown gravy.’
    • ‘Add the thyme then deglaze the pan with the port and simmer for 3 mins.’
    • ‘Once the onion is coloured, deglaze with white wine until the liquid is pretty much evaporated.’
    • ‘Add the peppercorns and deglaze with one-quarter cup water.’


Late 19th century: from French déglacer.