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black butter

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Definition of black butter in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A sauce made by heating butter until it is brown and, typically, adding vinegar.
Example sentences
  • Skate with capers and - a rare, unconventional touch - olive oil rather than black butter is available.
  • For skate in black butter, you begin by poaching the wings in salted, lightly vinegared water with herbs and aromatics for ten minutes until it becomes opaque, then drain it.
  • The skate was served with traditional black butter; meaty and moist, I wondered at this point whether ‘flat-fish’ was a misnomer, or perhaps this fella was just on the fat side.

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