The Modern Mirepoix

This is not really a recipe or travel post but really just a quick PSA. The old mirepoix of onion, celery, and carrots has its place, but it never had its place in my home. EVER. Instead, I have always used my three favorite items to start every dish or as we might start calling it , the modern mirepoix or maybe even the more flavorful and appealing mirepoix? Its a working title. Anyways, without further rambling, the mirepoix I use on the daily:

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Peppers of your choosing;

That’s it: Onion, Garlic, Peppers. Its versatile, wanting something mild: put in bell peppers, want something with a light kick but not too crazy: throw in some jalapenos or a serrano. I think it works better than a traditional mirepoix because it can go into almost anything. Soup? YES !! making a red pasta sauce? ABSOLUTLY!! Curry?? ALL THE PEPPERS!!!

It is something I would bet we all use on the daily but haven’t been bold enough to call it a mirepoix. Why not? it meets the definition of the word so I say go for it!

That is all I wanted to do with this post today, to let you know that when you’re using your pepper, onion, and garlic that you are in fact using a mirepoix and if you want to be fancy and call it that, this is the permission you’ve been looking for.

Published by Self Taught Sloth

Hi, I'm April and I love to eat. LOVE IT. I base my whole day around what and when my next meal is going to be. I love creating different dishes, some of which are meh and others are crave-worthy. However, I grew up in a family of people who went out to eat every night. My mother hates the very idea of cooking and uses the oven as storage. I had this desire to create, cook, and bake, but I didn't know how. So I started researching by watching cooking shows and reading every cookbook I could get my hands on and taught myself how to create the types of dishes I wanted to try but didn't want to go out and pay for. Here you will find all my favorite things to create as well as a sprinkle of some travel content. I hope to inspire you all to get out there and create and have fun in your kitchen and to travel the world and just overall eat great food.

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