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:

Change these quantities to make: 1 Bouquet garni 2 Bouquets garni 3 Bouquets garni

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
12 min.12 min.

Keeping:

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.
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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.
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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.
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And tie up the whole bundle, finishing with a knot.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Cut off surplus string and trim each end.

Bouquet is ready to use.

Stage 8
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If you are doing bouquets, you can easily make make a few of them (the bouquet factory!) instead just one...

Stage 9
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...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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
19 Kcal or 80 Kj1 gr4 gr0 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
37 Kcal or 155 Kj2 gr7 gr0 gr
2 %1 %1 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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