Definition of mornay in English:

mornay

adjective

  • Denoting or served in a cheese-flavoured white sauce.

    ‘mornay sauce’
    [postpositive] ‘cauliflower mornay’
    • ‘Lily opted for the lemon sole mornay - a fillet of sole topped with prawns and a cheese sauce au gratin, at £14.50.’
    • ‘I just smiled, and copied his number down, then Ryan served us a early dinner, apparently he cooks, so we had fish mornay.’
    • ‘Noodle rolls filled with minced Tasmanian possum, topped with mornay sauce.’
    • ‘The lobster was split in half and then mixed with mornay and Sauce Americaine.’
    • ‘The Oyster Bar offers a dizzying array of dishes from a half dozen rested on ice to a baked dish with spinach and mornay cheese sauce or lightly grilled oysters with bacon.’
    • ‘There are plenty of succulent fish dishes too, including peat-smoked haddock mornay or roast medallions of monkfish and tiger prawns.’

Origin

Perhaps named after Mornay, the eldest son of the 19th-century French chef Joseph Voiron, who apparently invented the sauce.

Pronunciation:

mornay

/ˈmɔːneɪ/