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 Figure roughly 1 pound mirepoix for every 5 pounds of bones. James P. Dewan, chicagotribune.com, 25 Sep. 2020 The classic components of the mirepoix — carrot, onion and celery — are rich in flavor molecules waiting to be unleashed. Nik Sharma, Washington Post, 8 May 2020 Add the mirepoix to the remaining fat and cook until onion is translucent. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 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, 6 Mar. 2020 Add to large rondeau with water, add salt, mirepoix, wine and bring to simmer for 20 min. CBS News, 3 Aug. 2019 Well, Canora recommends sticking with a basic mirepoix, which is a combination of carrots, onions, and celery. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 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, 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, 1 Feb. 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 23 Jun. 2021.

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