The bouquet garni is an aromatic bundle of herbs either tied together with string or bundled into cheesecloth which will make it easy for you to add in a few peppercorns.

It is mainly used for soups, stocks, and stews, and is great for adding additional flavour without the challenge of picking out the tough leaves and stems before serving.

The traditional combination is parsley stalks, thyme, and bay leaves.

Be sure to add in those peppercorns if you use the cheesecloth method to bundle your herbs.

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Makes

1 bundle

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

no cooking

Good For:

stocks and soups

Ingredients

  • Food safe cheesecloth
  • Food safe butcher’s string
  • 4 – 6 parsley stalks
  • 2 – 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 or 6 peppercorns – optional

How to make a Boquet Garni

Check out our easy step by step video

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Cut and wash your fresh herbs

Step 2

Cut a 10-inch square of cheesecloth, then rinse and wring it out

Step 3

Place your herbs and peppercorns in a neat pile in the middle

Pull up each corner of the cheesecloth to make a bundle and tie with the butcher’s string

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Bouquet Garni

The bouquet garni is an aromatic bundle of herbs either tied together with string or bundled into cheesecloth so you can add a few peppercorns if desired. It is and mainly used for soups, stocks and stews, and is great for adding additional flavour without the challenge of picking out the tough leaves and stems before serving.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine French
Servings 1 Bundle
Calories 11 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Food safe cheesecloth
  • Food safe butcher's string
  • 4 - 6 parsley stalks
  • 2 - 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 or 6 peppercorns - optional

Instructions
 

  • Cut and wash your fresh herbs
  • Cut a 10-inch square of cheesecloth, then rinse and wring it out
  • Place your herbs and peppercorns in a neat pile in the middle.
  • Pull up each corner of the cheesecloth to make a bundle
  • Tie with the butchers string

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 11kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1127IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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