Used very frequently, it adds flavour to a lot of recipes, and it's easy to prepare. The basic principle is to make a small bundle of herbs, bind them in green leek leaves and to tie it up, so that the whole thing can be removed and discarded easily after cooking.
For 1 Bouquet garni, you will need:
Per 100 g
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).
Preparation : 11 min.
Preservation : A few hours or several months in the freezer
How much will it cost?
For 1 Bouquet garni : 0.80 €
Note : These prices are only approximate. Read more...
Step by step recipe:
Lay out the first leek leaf in front of you, place 1 bayleaf and 1 sprig celery on it.
Add 1 sprig parsley, not foregetting the stalks which are full of flavour (you can even add others if you want).
Add 1 sprig thyme.
Add 1 sprig rosemary.
Cover with the second leek leaf.
And tie up the whole bundle...
... carefully, finishing with a knot.
Cut off surplus string.
And trim each...
The bouquet is ready for use.
Remarks:Of course it is better fresh, but you can make several at a time and freeze them in a sealed freezer bag.
Recipes which use it: 12Of which:
|Potato gratin||Cassoulet||Bolognaise lasagne||Creamy risotto with diced vegetables and flax seeds||Blanquette of veal|
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Last modified on: March 19th 2011