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Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs

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.

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Last modified on: June 12th 2011

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Stage 1
10 min.
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #1 Mash 250 g 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.
Stage 2
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #2 In any case, you need to obtain a sort of paste.
Stage 3
5 min.
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #3 Prepare 1 shallot and 1 garlic clove, then chop finely.
Stage 4
5 min.
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #4 Wash 1 bunch chives and chop finely.
Stage 5
5 min.
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #5 Do the same with 1 bunch parsley.
Stage 6
5 min.
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #6 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.

Check seasoning.
Stage 7
5 min.
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #7 Pack the mixture into ramekins, then cover with plastic film to protect from the air, and keep in the fridge.
Stage 8
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #8 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.

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).

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And to drink?: An easy-drinking white wine like a Muscadet.

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Home made

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