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.
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How to use mirepoix in a sentence
Whether you’re an espresso aficionado, a Neapolitan-pizza devotee, or a master of mirepoix, there is something for you in the wide world of portable kitchen items.
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.
An embrace which surprised me more than all the rest had done was one from Madam de mirepoix, for she also was at the castle.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete | Jean Jacques Rousseau
The Duc de mirepoix, then governor of the province, endeavoured to turn the popular feeling to some account.The Huguenots in France | Samuel Smiles.
Madame having sent for me, I saw the Marechale de mirepoix coming in.The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete | Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
The Marechale de mirepoix, who had the best head in Madame's council, was the only one who encouraged her.The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete | Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
Truss fourteen snipe and cook them in a mirepoix made with plenty of ham, fat bacon, herbs, and a wine glass of Marsala.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste: | Mrs. W. G. Waters
British Dictionary definitions for mirepoix
a mixture of sautéed root vegetables used as a base for braising meat or for various sauces
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