Bouillon (broth)

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 2, 2020

Bouillon, in French cuisine, is simply a broth. This name comes from the verb bouillir, meaning to boil. It is usually made by the simmering of mirepoix and aromatic herbs with either beef, veal, or poultry bones and/or with shrimp, or vegetables in boiling water. This is not to be confused with bouillon soup, a Haitian soup, or stock, which is made in a (somewhat) similar manner, but serves an entirely different purpose in French cuisine.

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