1. A consommé flavored with fresh tomato juice. Madrilène may be served hot or cold; in the latter instance it's usually jellied. A lemon slice or wedge is the traditional accompaniment. Canned madrilène is available in most supermarkets. It should be shaken well before being refrigerated to set. 2. À la madrilène is French for "in the manner of Madrid" and refers to many foods that are cooked or flavored with tomatoes or tomato juice.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.