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Bouquet garni

Bouquet garni

Used very frequently in French cuisine, a secret of French chefs, 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.

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Last modified on: March 21th 2017

For 1 Bouquet garni, you will need:

  • 1 bayleaf 1 bayleaf
  • 2 parsley 1 sprig parsley
  • 3 green part of leek 1 green part of leek
  • 4 thyme 1 sprig thyme
  • 5 celery 1 sprig celery
  • Total weight: 51 grams

How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
12 min.12 min.
Preservation: A few hours or several months in the freezer

Step by step recipe

Stage 1
3 min.
Bouquet garni : Photo of step #1 Wash and dry 1 bayleaf, 1 sprig parsley and 1 sprig thyme.
Stage 2
3 min.
Bouquet garni : Photo of step #2 Wash and dry the green part of a leek, cut in pieces of about 3 inches (or 7 centimetre).
Stage 3
1 min.
Bouquet garni : Photo of step #3 Wash, dry and cut in pieces of the same size 1 sprig celery.
Stage 4
1 min.
Bouquet garni : Photo of step #4 Put a green leek leaf in front of you, put a bunch of thyme, a bunch of parsley, a laurel leaf, and a piece of celery.

Curve the green leek leaf to fold.
Stage 5
1 min.
Bouquet garni : Photo of step #5 Cover with the second leek leaf.
Stage 6
2 min.
Bouquet garni : Photo of step #6 And tie up the whole bundle, finishing with a knot.
Stage 7
1 min.
Bouquet garni : Photo of step #7 Cut off surplus string and trim each end.

Bouquet is ready to use.
Stage 8
Bouquet garni : Photo of step #8 If you are doing bouquets, you can easily make make a few of them (the bouquet factory!) instead just one...
Stage 9
Bouquet garni : Photo of step #9 ...because they can be frozen in a plastic bag.

Remarks

From this basic recipe you can add other herbs like rosemary for example.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 Bouquet garni : 0.89 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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