A concentrated stock, especially of game or fish, used as flavouring: oysters poached in fish fumet [count noun]: a fumet of morels
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- Turn fillets over, add mint leaves, fish fumet and butter.
- Because of the emulsifying properties of lecithin, very thin sauces, such as a fish fumet can be used.
- Put the salmon into the fish kettle, cover it with the court bouillon or fumet and bring to the boil.
Early 18th century (in the senses 'smell of game' and 'game flavour'): from French, from fumer 'to smoke'. The current sense dates from the early 20th century.
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