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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

For 300 g, you will need:

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35 min.35 min.
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1 Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #1Mash 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.
10 min.
2 Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #2In any case, you need to obtain a sort of paste.
3 Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #3Prepare 1 shallot and 1 garlic clove, then chop finely. 5 min.
4 Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #4Wash 1 bunch chives and chop finely. 5 min.
5 Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #5Do the same with 1 bunch parsley. 5 min.
6 Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #6Tip 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.
5 min.
7 Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #7Pack the mixture into ramekins, then cover with plastic film to protect from the air, and keep in the fridge. 5 min.
8 Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs : Photo of step #8Serve 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

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
25246 gr15 gr1 gr
13 %18 %1 %<1 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
8516 gr5 gr0 gr
4 %6 %<1 %<1 %
% 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 300 g : 5.28 €

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