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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:

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

1 Bouquet garni : Photo of step #1Wash and dry 1 bayleaf, 1 sprig parsley and 1 sprig thyme. 3 min.
2 Bouquet garni : Photo of step #2Wash and dry the green part of a leek, cut in pieces of about 3 inches (or 7 centimetre). 3 min.
3 Bouquet garni : Photo of step #3Wash, dry and cut in pieces of the same size 1 sprig celery. 1 min.
4 Bouquet garni : Photo of step #4Put 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.
1 min.
5 Bouquet garni : Photo of step #5Cover with the second leek leaf. 1 min.
6 Bouquet garni : Photo of step #6And tie up the whole bundle, finishing with a knot. 2 min.
7 Bouquet garni : Photo of step #7Cut off surplus string and trim each end.

Bouquet is ready to use.
1 min.
8 Bouquet garni : Photo of step #8If you are doing bouquets, you can easily make make a few of them (the bouquet factory!) instead just one...
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

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
191 gr4 gr0 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %0 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
372 gr7 gr0 gr
2 %1 %1 %0 %
% 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 €

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