Shrimp in a thick roux.
The definition of a roux is a mixture of fat and flour that is cooked over heat until it is a brown paste.
An example of a roux is the dark brown paste made from fat and flour that is used as the thickener for Creole gumbo.
a cooked mixture of melted butter (or other fat) and flour, used for thickening sauces, soups, gravies, etc.
Origin of rouxFrench roux (beurre), reddish-brown (butter) ; from Classical Latin russus: see russet
A mixture of flour and fat cooked together and used as a thickening.
Origin of rouxFrench (beurre) roux, browned (butter), from Old French rous, reddish brown, from Latin russus, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.