One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A highly seasoned dish of meat cut into small pieces and stewed with vegetables.
- ‘For the main course I had the ‘crisp confit of duck’ with puy lentils and smoked bacon ragout with a red wine sauce.’
- ‘The centerpiece of the meal, a juicy autumn vegetable ragout with white beans, butternut squash, and kale, is served over a mound of soft polenta.’
- ‘The strength of character of the tomato ragout gave a lighter than usual balance to the punchy meat.’
- ‘The pan-seared salmon sat on a white-wine ragout of navy beans and shiitake mushrooms and was perfectly cooked to order both times I sampled it.’
- ‘The life blood of Petre's rustic cooking is honest soups, seasonal ragouts and stews and handmade pastry, passed down matrilineally through the generations.’
- ‘For the lentil ragout, in a medium sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat, add the onions, and sauté until translucent, about two minutes.’
- ‘The ragout had a distinct Mediterranean feel with roasted peppers and olives scattered in with the lightly cooked pieces of rabbit.’
- ‘At block parties we dined on coq au vin, wild mushroom ragout, and home-baked sourdough bread.’
- ‘There is a 17 th-century French recipe for wild duck cooked in a ragout flavoured with mushrooms, truffles and chocolate.’
- ‘What's guaranteed to fend off foul weather with true zeal, however, is a mere side dish - a glistening ragout of beluga lentils and onion confit, more tranquilizing than brandy.’
From French ragoût, from ragoûter ‘revive the taste of’.
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