: a peppery garlic sauce

Examples of rouille in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The seafood-centric menu, from chef/co-owner Anne Conness, includes oysters, branzino with red pepper rouille, cioppino and pappardelle with lamb and pecorino. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2019 Hyperlocal sourcing is in effect, with herbs from the White House garden topping a rouille, a mayonnaise-like condiment spiked with garlic. Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2019 But bouillons and rouilles can apply to super-fine dining or casual dining. Phil Vettel,, 6 June 2018 Crunchy lengths of baguette, slathered with a saffron and espelette pepper rouille, stand at attention in the classic dish. Ellen Bhang,, 22 May 2018 Season again with more salt and pepper as needed. 4 Serve with remaining rouille and toasted bread. Jeanmarie Brownson,, 6 Feb. 2018 Dinner lovebirds can’t deny the seductive textures and flavors of Keao’s of lomi lomi arctic char ($14): kiawe smoked paprika cured arctic char with green soubise, rouille and fried sunchokes. Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, 31 Jan. 2017 See More

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Word History


French, literally, rust; from its color

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rouille was in 1951

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“Rouille.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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