Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See zabaglione.

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  • n. Alternative form of zabaglione.

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  • n. light foamy custard-like dessert served hot or chilled

Etymologies

French, from Italian zabaglione, zabaione.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I love them plain, peeled like an orange, but when I want to gussy them up a bit, I whip up a sabayon, drizzle it over peeled grapefruit segments, and broil until the sabayon is browned.

    An epiphany about grapefruit | Homesick Texan

  • March 19th, 2007 at 10:33 pm there is a popular italian or latin ice cream flavor called sabayon or zabayon made with liquor which imitates the italian custard dessert sabayon. from wikipedia: Sabayon is an Italian dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, a sweet liquor usually Marsala wine, and sometimes cream or whole eggs.

    Bourbon Sugar Cookie Crunch Ice Cream

  • The French discovered zabaglione around 1800, and by 1850 had incorporated it into their system of sauces as a dessert cream with the more refined-sounding name sabayon.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • There was also a yellow cream that looked like some kind of sabayon between oyster and fish.

    Augieland:

  • There’s one classic foam sauce, the sabayon, which is made by cooking and whipping egg yolks at the same time to form a stable mass of bubbles.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The menu highlights for me were the Keller classic Oysters and Pearls, where the chef makes a impossibly subtle "sabayon" of pearl tapioca and pairs it with Island Creek Oysters from Duxbury, Mass., and caviar.

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  • The menu highlights for me were the Keller classic Oysters and Pearls, where the chef makes an impossibly subtle "sabayon" of pearl tapioca and pairs it with Island Creek Oysters from Duxbury, Massachusetts and caviar.

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  • Several of his innovations include veloute of soup with cuttlefish ink and hazelnut foam; orzo with crayfish; sampagion , or savory sabayon sauce with roe fish from the western Greek town of Mesolongi; and red snapper with black truffle and aubergine mousse and white grouper with wild greens fri ç asse.

    Not Your Typical Greek Salad

  • The first of two amuse-bouches was a scooped out egg filled with seafood sabayon and topped with caviar -- as ingenious a plating method as I've ever seen.

    Monique Stringfellow: New Orleans' Dining: August, Plus a Look at Current State of Gulf Seafood With Chef John Besh

  • Some were marvellous: the foie gras crème caramel, the crisp croquette with a liquid centre of truffle and chestnut, the sea urchin sabayon.

    Jay Rayner on overeating

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