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court-bouillon

Pronunciation: [koor-bwee-YAWN]

Traditionally used for poaching fish, seafood or vegetables, a court-bouillon is a broth made by cooking various vegetables and herbs (usually an onion studded with a few whole cloves, celery, carrots and a bouquet garni) in water for about 30 minutes. Wine, lemon juice or vinegar may be added. The broth is allowed to cool before the vegetables are removed.