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 – 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.
The following recipes specifically use a mirepoix of vegetables, although you could use this in many other cases.
Other vegetable recipes
Now you have seen what a mirepoix and macedoine of vegetables is, why not try these other great tasting vegetable recipes: