One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fillet of meat cut from a breast of duck.
- ‘It was a perfectly competent but fairly ordinary magret with a parmentier of confit and a cassis sauce.’
- ‘For his family's Christmas dinner he likes to roast potatoes and cut-up apples with his magret.’
- ‘So I cooked the simplest, tastiest thing I could think of: barbecued magret with barbecued chips.’
- ‘I started with a duck salad that consisted of a fan of labial magret, a hunch of little gem and three boiled, bland mini carrots.’
- ‘My order of magret of duck was beautifully cooked, the slices of pinkish breast meat fanned out over cep mushrooms.’
French, diminutive of Gascon dialect magre ‘lean’ (as the leanest meat is chosen), corresponding to standard French maigre..
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