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.
137,3884.0/5 for 29 ratings
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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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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

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).

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

Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Cream cheeseCream cheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Avocado with gravlax, Crunchy verrines, Gravlax, Baker's chicken and potato tart, Avocado and smoked salmon terrine , ... All
ParsleyParsley: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Eggs with mayonnaise, Bouquet garni, Spaghetti with mussels and basil, Warm chicken salad, Mackerel rillettes, ... All
ShallotShallot: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sautéd broccoli with ham, Endives , Artichoke hearts forestier , Cauliflower curry, Sea bass with coriander cream en papillote, ... All
Garlic cloveGarlic clove: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Eggs with mayonnaise, Mussels with arroz negro, Pea risotto "mantecare", Five hours poultry, Seven-hour lamb, ... All

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