Definitions

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  • n. A finely chopped mixture of mushrooms, onions, shallots and herbs sautéed in butter and reduced to a paste, used in stuffings and sauces (as in beef Wellington) or as a garnish.

Etymologies

French d' + Uxelles; the dish is said to have been named for Nicolas Chalon du Blé, marquis d'Uxelles, maréchal de France. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To the French, this is known as duxelles—a simple mixture of sautéed mushrooms and shallots.

    Daisy’s Holiday Cooking

  • In large kitchens the stems of mushrooms are finely chopped and cooked with shallots in butter to make a filling called duxelles.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • But his cuisine is thoroughly modern: precisely set eggs poached at 65 degrees centigrade, served on a layer of the mushroom marmalade called duxelles; or barely gelled prawns painted with a rosemary-scented vinegar emulsion; or foie gras terrine served on a crisp, maple-infused pastry, with a pungent, bittersweet paste made of, I think, puréed Meyer lemon peel.

    LA Weekly | Complete Issue

  • Both Gordon and the Prawn Cocktail Years pair opt for a very simple duxelles, made by frying finely chopped mushrooms in butter and oil until softened, and then cooking them with white wine and a sprig of thyme until reduced to a thick paste.

    How to cook perfect beef wellington

  • Gordon, Simon and Lindsey and the British Larder all use white wine in their duxelles, reducing it down to almost nothing, but giving it a tangy, slightly boozy flavour missing in James Martin's basic duxelles, or Delia's onion feast.

    How to cook perfect beef wellington

  • Sauce wise, you could serve a simple beef and red wine sauce, but I like Delia's suggestion of making a sauce with the leftover duxelles – if you serve the wellington with a portion of spinach, it will bring everything together beautifully.

    How to cook perfect beef wellington

  • Madelene's fungi feast gets the thumbs up from my testers, who think that the variety of textures and flavours add interest, and Anna likes the meaty taste of the dried porcini in Delia's duxelles.

    How to cook perfect beef wellington

  • Delia rubs a decadent drop of brandy into her beef, but I can't taste it in the finished version, so I decide to include a drop in the duxelles instead.

    How to cook perfect beef wellington

  • And then there is the Tamalli Chateaubriand $13, wild mushroom duxelles dumpling, juicy sliced filet mignon, chipotle bérnaise... so delicious and different.

    Jay Weston: Chef John Sedlar's Innovative Latin Food at Playa

  • And then there is the Tamalli Chateaubriand $13, wild mushroom duxelles dumpling, juicy sliced filet mignon, chipotle bérnaise... so delicious and different.

    Jay Weston: Chef John Sedlar's Innovative Latin Food at Playa

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