This is a recipe for making a powdered “mirepoix” mix from your dehydrated goods pantry. A “mirepoix” is a French cooking term for a combination of onion, carrot and celery. The combination is used as an aromatic base for many dishes.
This mirepoix powder lets you add the flavour of that combination in an instant, using vegetables that you have preserved with your home dehydrator at the peak of their taste and freshness in season.
What a luxury on dreary, mid-winter week nights, to add this gourmet-level touch to your dishes without all the prepwork that would normally be required.
Makes a great gift for foodie friends, too.
This recipe uses:
- Store in a well-sealed jar in a cool, dark place.
To make 10 times the batch for gift giving etc:
- 2 ½ cups (40 tablespoons / 250 g) onion powder
- 1 ¼ cups (20 tablespoons / 200 g) carrot powder
- 1 ¼ cups (20 tablespoons / 100 g) celery powder
Yield: 4 cups / 550 g
Alternative from whole dried vegetables
You can also make mirepoix powder from whole dried vegetables that you combine and then grind down together to a powder:
- 2 cups dried onion pieces (40 g / 1.4 oz)
- ¼ cup dried carrot pieces (20 g / .7 oz)
- ¼ cup dried celery pieces (10 g / .35 oz)
Add 1 to 2 teaspoons to soups, stews, sauces, rice dishes, seafood dishes, etc. Remember this is quite concentrated so a little goes a long way.
Keep the jar tightly sealed as this will clump otherwise when the weather is humid.