Definition of duxelles in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌks(ə)lz/
Pronunciation: /dʊksɛl/


[mass noun]
A preparation of mushrooms sautéed with onions, shallots, garlic, and parsley and used to make stuffing or sauce.
Example sentences
  • He removes a circle from the middle, replaces it with crisp endive, then uses it as a lid over succulent slices of rabbit, stuffed with mushroom duxelles and its own kidney.
  • Escargots are baked in Pernod, butter, fennel, and duxelles of mushrooms.
  • One school argues that it was named after the Marquis d' Uxelles whose cook, La Varenne, wrote a popular cookery book in the 17th century (La Varenne himself, however, does not include a recipe for duxelles nor does he use this term).


Named after the Marquis d'Uxelles, a 17th-century French nobleman.

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