- a flavoring made from diced vegetables, seasonings, herbs, and sometimes meat, often placed in a pan to cook with meat or fish.
- finely chopped vegetables, as onions and carrots, sometimes with meat, often used as a bed for meat that is to be braised.
Origin of mirepoix
1875–80; < French; said to have been named after C. P. G. F. de Lévis, duke of Mirepoix, 18th-century French diplomat
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Examples from the Web for mirepoix
Put mushrooms in strainer basket and put the basket into the Thermomix with the mirepoix in the bottom.
Pour the broth from the Thermomix into the pot through the strainer basket, so that the mirepoix is separated out.
Now, this was his right—but Mirepoix proceeded to argue the point with him.Francezka
Molly Elliot Seawell
Mirepoix is a charming little city of the slopes of the Pyrenees.The Cathedrals of Southern France
"Mirepoix was always a braggart," he said lightly, as he laid his head upon the block.I Will Repay
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
He received the lands of Mirepoix, in Languedoc, in return for his services.
Place a mirepoix of white wine in the pot, and put a quantity of sliced carrots atop.Cakes & Ale
- a mixture of sautéed root vegetables used as a base for braising meat or for various sauces
French, probably named in honour of C. P. G. F. de Lévis, Duke of Mirepoix, 18th-century French general
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