Making your own mirepoix is a kitchen hack or shortcut that you’re going to love. When you make soups, stocks or other dishes they often ask for carrots, celery or onions because those veggies are so great in practically everything. By choosing to buy veggies in winter when they go on sale for the holidays, you can prep and store them in the freezer and use whenever you want! Saving you time and money later!
Making a Mirepoix
You can reduce a lot of time and energy in the kitchen by choosing to use a mandolin instead of a knife. Although you need to be careful because you can easily slice your fingers on the sharp blades, the plus side it that pieces are all the same size! So if you practice safety first techniques it’s a great tradeoff.
What is a Mirepoix?
A Mirepoix is a simple mixture of carrots, celery and onions, also known as aromatics when it comes to cooking. The three have a great flavor and smell when you’re cooking if you haven’t noticed already and can be used in many recipes. Often used as a base for soups these three are very versatile. Make a mirepoix by taking the veggies and sauteeing them in a little fat like butter or oil and you’ve successfully created a flavor base for anything.
Why Freeze Veggies on a Flat Baking Sheet?
How to Make a Mirepoix
Wash, peel and slice your vegetables.
Lay them in a flat layer on a baking sheet and freeze for about 1 day.
Transfer the frozen vegetables to a large Ziploc bag and place the bag back into the freezer.
Grab and use veggies as desired.
- Wash, peel and slice your veggies.
- Lay your veggies on a cookie sheet to freeze for about 1 day.
- Transfer the frozen vegetables to a Ziploc bag and place them back in the freezer until ready to use.
- Now when you want to use the Mirepoix, just grab what you need and use as directed by the recipe you're using. If you keep the veggies separate you can simply grab a little of whichever one you want.
How Long Can I Keep my Mirepoix Frozen?
Why is Mirepoix Important?
Now That You Have a Mirepoix, Let’s Look At Some Savory Soups and Stew Recipes To Try!
- Summer Vegetable Stew
- Chicken Dumplings
- Crockpot Tortellini Soup
- 20 Minute Chicken Stew
- Creamy Vegetable Soup
- Crockpot Beef Stew
- Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
- French Onion Tomato Soup
- Lemon Chicken Vegetable Soup
- Easy Tomato Basil Soup
- Zucchini Sausage Soup
- Southwestern Chicken Verde Soup
- Sweet Chicken and Vegetable Stew
- Chicken Tortilla Soup