Definition of quenelle in English:

quenelle

Line breaks: que|nelle
Pronunciation: /kəˈnɛl
 
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noun

(usually quenelles)
A small seasoned ball of pounded fish or meat: shape the mixture into quenelles
More example sentences
  • Set some quenelles of steak tartare around the dish and set some mache in the center.
  • Culinary relativism is no longer an excuse for preferring gefilte fish to seafood quenelles.
  • Using two teaspoons, shape the malfatti into small quenelles and gently drop them directly from the spoons into the simmering water.

Origin

French, probably from Alsatian German Knödel.

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