Definition of mirepoix
: a sautéed mixture of diced vegetables (such as carrots, celery, and onions), herbs, and sometimes ham or bacon used especially as a basis for soups, stews, and sauces
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They are roasted, then braised with a simple mirepoix.
The dirty rice, here fortified with chicken liver mousse, Big's trinity -- their mirepoix of bell pepper, onion and celery -- and dry spice, is almost risotto-like with a touch of spice.
The remains of the mirepoix it is cooked with are puréed and added to the drippings to make debris gravy, which — alone — might be worth pawning your soul for.
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Origin and Etymology of mirepoix
French, probably from Charles de Lévis, duc de Mirepoix †1757 French general, or one of his successors
First Known Use: 1877See Words from the same year
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