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A dish of prepared mirepoix, ready to use in a recipe.

Mirepoix

Anne Murphy
Make a batch of mirepoix, the classic French blend of aromatics, and keep it on hand in the freezer to easily and quickly flavor meals.
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 onion diced
  • equal amount celery diced
  • equal amount carrot diced
  • oil for pan

Instructions
 

  • Wash and dice the vegetables.
  • Heat oil in a heavy pan. Add the vegetables, stir to coat.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until fully cooked and onion starts to color - about 15-20 minutes. Make sure the carrot is tender.
  • Let cool. Use as is, if you will finish it soon, or put in a zip freezer bag, flatten it out and freeze. Then break some off to use whenever you need a little mirepoix to start a recipe.

Notes

Precise amounts don't matter. Traditionally one uses two parts onion to one part each carrot and celery - I tend to use equal parts of each.
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