/: (noun) could mean and or it could mean or. See it as an and/or. It could also indicate uncertainty as to the right word/ingredient/whatever as I am using it now. If seen between two ingredients, consider the context. It may seem best to choose at least one, though possible that you could use a bit of everything.
°F: (measurement, heat level) degrees in Fahrenheit
Puree: (noun) Something that is too thick to be a liquid, too smooth to be a mashed-potato consistency. This could be a smoothie-texture and thickness, except it’s not frozen. Think of apple sauce. It could be of a similar texture, but might be more smooth. It depends on what you’re pureeing and for how long you puree it and whether or not and how much liquid you use. (verb) To blend something into a puree.
Pureed: (adjective) Too thick to be a liquid, too smooth to be a mashed-potato consistency (though you can puree mashed potatoes, and they seem to get quite sticky). This could be a smoothie-texture and thickness, except it’s not frozen, though you can puree frozen foods and make smoothies (I think.). Think of apple sauce. It could be a similar texture, but it might be more smooth.
Examples: Puree the bananas until fully pureed into a thick puree. (Don’t worry. I’ll probably be more careful than this when pureeing is involved in the directions.)
Roux: (noun) typically a mixture of flour or starch in cold water. It is gradually stirred into a boiling liquid as a thickener, and typically thickens after a few minutes of cooking and additional time chilling. A roux is typically used to thicken stews and gravies, and can also be used to thicken homemade pudding.
Shake: (measurement, action) When a recipe calls for a shake, simply shake the seasoning over the food, trying to distribute lightly and evenly if possible.
Tbsp: (measurement, volume) one single tablespoon full
tsp: (measurement, volume) one single teaspoon full