A mixture of diced vegetables, sautéed in butter to form a base for many sauces, soups and stews.
a preparation of onions, carrots, and ham or bacon added to a sauce to enhance the flavor
( meer-pwa) A combination of vegetables used in flavoring dishes. Traditional mirepoix consists of 50% onion, 25% celery and 25% carrots; a white mirepoix (used in light colored dishes) consists of 60% onions and 40% celery. Top of glossary.