Mirepoix Three Ways: 2. Sauteed Mirepoix

After uncooked mirepoix, of course, the sauteed version….

Now this one is handy.  So I keep some in my fridge all the time.

In French restaurants, they make this in advance and use it in many different dishes to save time.  I even use it beyond French border…  into Italy (ex. Bolognese sauce), into Mexico (ex. Chili), and so on.

To make it more versatile and healthy, the Kitchen Wizard version mirepoix is cooked in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. When butter flavor is needed, you can simply add butter later.

Try sautéed Mirepoix in other things to add flavor, nutrition and color.

  • Add some rice and/or meat and use it as stuffing for vegetables and/or ravioli.
  • Saute with rice for easy fried rice.
  • Mix with ground meat and make meatballs, hamburgers, meatloaf, etc.
  • Steam mussels with it… Heaven!
  • Use as bases for soups, stews, sauces, pastas…. Your imagination is the only limit!

Mirepoix Three Ways…  To be continued…

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2 thoughts on “Mirepoix Three Ways: 2. Sauteed Mirepoix

  1. Mari, this is brilliant. While making veggie chili, I saved a few cups of the sauteed onions and celery. The next day when friends came over, I added a few chopped veggies, broth and dried tarragon and served fresh soup for lunch. I still had to chop the other veggies, but it seemed so easy and fast. I can’t believe what a difference it made. thanks!

    • Hi Vancouver! Thank you for your success story! Your soup sounds yummy…
      Isn’t it amazing that just a little bit of pre-prepped veggies make such a difference? The good news is, you can pick and choose tips that works for you, and it builds on top of each other really quickly. As a result, my meal time stress (both cooking for ourselves and for guests) is virtually gone now.
      Look forward to your comments again!

      PS: You may be already doing this — you can now subscribe to Secrets of Kitchen Wizard via email or RSS feed from the link above the calendar. Also please join Kitchen Wizard — Cooking Effort Optimization Facebook Group at http://groups.to/kitchenwizard.

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