Mirepoix of vegetables

Mirepoix – for those that love their vegetables!

A mirepoix of vegetables is simply a mixture of quite large diced vegetables such as onions, leeks, carrots, celery, etc.  A vegetable mirepoix is easy and quick to make and can be used in a wide range of vegetable dishes.

Mirepoix of vegetables

Mirepoix of vegetables

 

Mirepoix – interesting to note

The following summarises some interesting facts and information about the use of mirepoix in cooking (Wikipedia):

  • The term mirepoix dates from the 18th century and derives from French cuisine
  • Traditionally, the weight ratio for mirepoix is 2:1:1 of onions, celery, and carrots
  • The Italian version of mirepoix is called soffritto

Macedoine of vegetables

A macedoine of vegetables is very much the same as mirepoix, but the vegetables are cut into a much smaller and neater dice shape.

Mirepoix recipes

The following recipes specifically use a mirepoix of vegetables, although you could use this in many other cases.

Mirepoix of vegetables - used in this roast turkey meal

Roast turkey

Other vegetable recipes

Now you have seen what a mirepoix and macedoine of vegetables is, why not try these other great tasting vegetable recipes:

Baby sweetcorn

Baby sweetcorn

Baked stuffed tomatoes

Baked stuffed tomatoes

Baton carrots with orange zest

Baton carrots with orange zest

Braised red cabbage

Braised red cabbage

Broad beans with bacon

Broad beans with bacon

Brussels sprouts with water chestnuts

Brussels sprouts with water chestnuts

Buttered asparagus with pancetta rashers

Buttered asparagus with pancetta rashers

Buttered savoy cabbage

Buttered savoy cabbage

Cauliflower mornay

Cauliflower mornay

Courgettes in tempura batter

Courgettes in tempura batter

Curly kale

Curly kale

Glazed carrots

Glazed carrots

Fine beans stir-fried with roasted nuts

Fine beans stir-fried with roasted nuts

Deep-fried onion rings

Deep-fried onion rings

Pea puree

Pea puree

Roast pumpkin

Roast pumpkin

Roasted parsnips with honey

Roasted parsnips with honey

Roasted root vegetables

Roasted root vegetables

Roasted vine tomatoes

Roasted vine tomatoes

Saute leek in cream

Saute leek in cream

Sprouting broccoli with white sauce

Sprouting broccoli with white sauce