Definition of coulibiac in US English:

coulibiac

noun

  • A Russian fish pie typically made with salmon or sturgeon, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, and herbs, in a puff pastry shell.

    • ‘If you have a thermometer, you can remove from the oven till the internal temperature of the coulibiac reads 150 degrees.’
    • ‘Classic brioche dough is suitable for koulibiac.’
    • ‘Cut the coulibiac in half lengthwise, then across into serving pieces and serve hot.’
    • ‘Now place the coulibiac on to the high shelf of the oven and bake it for 20-25 minutes until its golden brown.’
    • ‘A further variation is found in the rich shortcrust used for the Russian coulibiac, which differs in being made with yeast, which makes it light and puffy.’

Origin

From Russian kulebyaka.

Pronunciation

coulibiac

/ko͞oˈlēbyäk//kuˈlibjɑk/