mire·​poix | \ mir-ˈpwä How to pronounce mirepoix (audio) \
plural mirepoix

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

Examples of mirepoix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The classic components of the mirepoix — carrot, onion and celery — are rich in flavor molecules waiting to be unleashed. Nik Sharma, Washington Post, "How to make the most flavorful vegetable stock," 8 May 2020 Add the mirepoix to the remaining fat and cook until onion is translucent. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Nothing says comfort like pasta. Try 3 dishes from 'temporarily' closed Louisville spots," 21 Apr. 2020 It will be added to a veggie stock with the mung beans, mirepoix and more miso, and then topped with fried oyster mushrooms. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "Young entrepreneurs are fueling a boom of chef-driven Filipino cuisine in North Texas," 6 Mar. 2020 Add to large rondeau with water, add salt, mirepoix, wine and bring to simmer for 20 min. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Nina Compton shares her signature recipes," 3 Aug. 2019 Well, Canora recommends sticking with a basic mirepoix, which is a combination of carrots, onions, and celery. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make Bone Broth at Home, According to a Chef," 18 July 2018 One of three members, along with carrots and onions, in classic mirepoix, sautéed celery rounds out the flavor of soups, stews and sauces. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ever so humble, celery is good for much more than weight loss," 7 May 2018 Chicken soup is simply a protein-rich meat stock, infused with a mirepoix of vegetables such as carrots, onion and leek. Time, "Weekend Recipe: A Hearty Chicken Soup That’s Good for Your Soul and Immune System," 1 Feb. 2018 Slow-cooked pieces of chicken thigh confit get mingled with mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, tarragon and mirepoix (carrot, onion and celery), then baked in a small crock with chive-flecked biscuits on top. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Brick 29 Bistro in Nampa shines in its new lofty digs," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of mirepoix

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mirepoix

French, probably from Charles de Lévis, duc de Mirepoix †1757 French general, or one of his successors

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“Mirepoix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirepoix. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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