Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs
It is quite easy to make your own garlic and herb cream cheese, rather like the well-know Boursin. It's fresh, much better, of course, and delicious, especially with a piece of toast.
For 300 g, 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 : 35 min.
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Step by step recipe:
|Mash 250 ml cream cheese with a fork.
If you have the energy, pass it through a sieve with a maryse. This is more work of course, but it will be much smoother.
|In any case, you need to obtain a sort of paste.|
|Prepare 1 shallot and 1 garlic clove, then chop finely.|
|Wash 1 bunch chives and chop finely.|
|Do the same with 1 bunch parsley.|
|Tip all this into the cheese, salt lightly (how much will depend on the saltiness of the cheese you are using), pepper generously and mix well.
|Pack the mixture into ramekins, then cover with plastic film to protect from the air, and keep in the fridge.|
|Serve with good bread, toasted (how I like it best) or not.|
Remarks:You can change the herbs to any you like, according to taste. Why not try coriander and chervil, for example, which is delicious.
For a stronger flavour, replace half the cream cheese with feta.
And to drink?An easy-drinking white wine like a Muscadet.
Last modified on: June 12th 2011
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