verb (flambés, flambéed, flambéing)[with object] Back to top
Cover (food) with spirits and set it alight briefly.
More example sentences
- 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'.
Definition of flambé in:
- The US English dictionary