matelote definition

  • noun:
    • A fish stew that's prepared in a wine sauce.
    • A stew made mostly with seafood and wine.
    • A stew, frequently of seafood, flavored with wine, and served with a wine sauce containing onions, mushrooms, etc.
    • An old dance of sailors, in double time, and significantly like a hornpipe.
    • Fish served with a sauce of wine, onions, herbs, as well as other seasoning. The name may also be provided to a dish of meat or any other viands supported with an equivalent sauce.
    • highly experienced soup or stew made from freshwater fishes (eel, carp, perch) with wine and stock

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