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:
- 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.