Definition of coulis in English:

coulis

noun

  • A thin fruit or vegetable puree, used as a sauce.

    • ‘This arrived on a plate with the coulis arranged in geometric patterns, outlined by thin chocolate borders.’
    • ‘Just before serving, spoon the strawberry coulis into the centre of the shortbreads, and arrange wild strawberries around the side.’
    • ‘The coulis (the left - over blackberry and whisky) was sold to hotels, which produced from it their own sauces.’
    • ‘As an extra, you could pile in a bundle of mint, blitz it with whatever fruit you are making the coulis out of, then pass it through a sieve.’
    • ‘Serve the panna cotta in their ramekins topped with a layer of coulis, or unmold them carefully onto plates and drizzle with the coulis.’
    • ‘I simply stuck a spring of mint into a mixture of lightly crushed kiwi flesh and sugar, just to add a hint of mint to the coulis.’
    • ‘Serve with icing sugar, raspberries and coulis.’
    • ‘Place a stuffed piquillo pepper at one end of the coulis and a mound of Parmesan powder at the opposite end.’
    • ‘The plate was inexplicably drizzled with a chocolate coulis.’
    • ‘The mousse was the better of the two, primarily because the richness of the chocolate was nicely offset by the coulis.’
    • ‘And a devilish mustard-oil-red-pepper coulis allows seared scallops to start velvety, then bite back.’
    • ‘For the berry coulis: Puree the fruit with the sorbet syrup, strain and chill.’
    • ‘These little puff pastries are served on a white napkin with bowls of chocolate sauce and raspberry coulis for dipping.’
    • ‘You'll find plenty of satisfying dishes here, such as marinated ahi tuna coated in black and white sesame seeds with a mango-cucumber coulis.’
    • ‘Pureed and thinned with a little stock syrup, it makes a coulis to accompany baked lemon cheesecake or a passionfruit mousse.’
    • ‘I chose the chicken breast with smoked chipotle peppers and a mango coulis.’
    • ‘Spoon a portion of the orange passion fruit coulis around the cheesecake.’
    • ‘For the corn coulis, in a medium sauté pan, melt two ounces of butter over medium heat until foaming.’
    • ‘Place crab in a pool of lobster sauce and drizzle with mango coulis and lobster oil.’
    • ‘Spoon some muscatel sauce and passion fruit coulis around the dish and garnish with sweet potatoes and parsley.’
    relish, dressing, condiment, ketchup, flavouring
    View synonyms

Origin

French, from couler ‘to flow’.

Pronunciation

coulis

/ko͞oˈlē/