What is Mirepoix and why you should be using it!

November 22, 2022

Hello again friends, as life happens and takes us on detours that we never want to be on. It has caused me to be absent from posting. I will speak more on that later.

Today, I wanted to tell you about something I learned about,I mean I just turned 55 and had for some reason, never heard of Mirepoix. My family was gifted some meal kits and I was preparing one of them and the recipe said to add the Mirepoix and so, you can say after that I have kinda been obsessed with it.

What is Mirepoix?

Mirepoix is a mixture of onions, celery and carrots at a 2:1:1 ratio using butter until caramelized.
This is essential for adding flavor to soups, stews, and stir-drys.

How to Make It?

Chop the vegetables. If your recipe requires a sauce or frying method, you'll want a small dice, approx. 1/4 inch. For soups or stews, a medium dice, approx. 1/2 inch, works best

Other Versions of Mirepoix

The Holy Trinity(Cajun):onion, celery, green bell pepper with olive oil or butter
Soffritto(Italian): onions, carrots, celery with olive oil often contains parsley
Sofrito(Latino):onions, garlic, bell peppers, tomato with olive oil
If your dish calls for tomato paste it could be added during this step for extra flavor

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Add the vegetables to butter and cook low and slow until they become caramelized




With wintertime here it is the perfect time to try making mirepoix for your next pot of soup. I promise you it will give you flavors that you have only tasted at fancy restaurants or your Momma house.

Cheers until next time,

Dana  

 




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