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

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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

Change these quantities to make: 1 Bouquet garni 2 Bouquets garni 3 Bouquets garni
How long will it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
12 min.12 min.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
Bouquet garni
Wash and dry 1 bayleaf, 1 sprig parsley and 1 sprig thyme.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Bouquet garni
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
Wash, dry and cut in pieces of the same size 1 sprig celery.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Bouquet garni
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
Cover with the second leek leaf.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Bouquet garni
And tie up the whole bundle, finishing with a knot.

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

Bouquet is ready to use.

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

Stage 9
Bouquet garni
...because they can be frozen in a plastic bag.
Remarks
From this basic recipe you can add other herbs like rosemary for example.
Keeping
A few hours or several months in the freezer.
Source
Home made.
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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Celery
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 Bouquet garni : 0.89 €

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