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
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
In any case, you need to obtain a sort of paste.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs
Prepare 1 shallot and 1 garlic clove, then chop finely.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs
Wash 1 bunch chives and chop finely.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs
Do the same with 1 bunch parsley.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs
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
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
Serve with good bread, toasted (how I like it best) or not.
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.
And to drink?
An easy-drinking white wine like a Muscadet.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
252 Kcal or 1,055 Kj46 gr15 gr1 gr
13 %18 %1 %<1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
85 Kcal or 356 Kj16 gr5 gr< 1 gr
4 %6 %<1 %<1 %
% 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: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 300 g : 5.28 €

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