Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of verjuice.

Etymologies

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Borrowing from French verjus

Examples

  • My favorite, everyday use for verjus is in vinaigrette.

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  • The most limiting factor for most people to make this recipe is the requirement that the winter fruits kumquats, dried figs and dried apricots be simmered in verjus, which is sour juice from unripe wine grapes, which retails for about $18 for 25 oz.

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  • My friend Adessa was trapped in Bsharri, her ancestral village in northern Lebanon, and because they had no lemons her family had reverted to the age-old practice of flavoring their tabbouleh with verjus, the sour juice of unripe grapes.

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  • The complimentary, shareable starters include dishes like the Cuttlefish and Laughing Bird Shrimp salad with lime yogurt, crispy chorizo, chickpeas and arugula; sea scallop and oxtail marmalade with verjus, apple, charred tomato and quail egg; and Ants on a Log, which comes with bone marrow, snails, parsley and fennel butter.

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  • I usually add a drop of wine, verjus, lemon juice or vinegar.

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  • My culinary history books tell me that verjus (the juice of unripe grapes) was used as a general condiment in the middle ages, but was eclipsed after the introduction to Europe of the tomato in the 16th century.

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  • Katherine Bish Niche serves ribeye caps with watercress potato purée and red verjus.

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  • My personal favorite, Les Amis, offers impeccable service, an exhaustive wine list and exciting, original dishes like succulent terrine of foie gras layered with strips of pear-verjus chutney (lesamis. com.sg; tasting menu, $164).

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  • The little rounds of Japanese eggplant with chanterelles were really excellent in the lemon verjus butter.

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  • Fifth course: grilled quail breast on wilted radicchio, Japanese eggplant, chanterelles, and lemon verjus butter

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