verb (flambés, flambéing, flambéed /-ˈbād/)[with object]
Cover (food) with liquor and set it alight briefly.
- Another evening, I watch as a waiter flambés my seafood in Madeira wine with delicious results.
- The recipe called for the meat to be flambéed in brandy at one point.
- Then the hunks of bacon kicked in, along with the caramelized onion and the dusky tones of the brandy with which the beef chunks had been flambéed.
Late 19th century: French, literally 'singed', past participle of flamber, from flambe 'a flame'.
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