What is a Traditional Bouquet Garni?

A bouquet garni is a classical combination of aromatic herbs and vegetables used to flavor liquids.  They can be removed easily from the liquid once they’ve given their flavor to it.

  • 3 outer green leek leaves, washed
  • 5 sprigs Italian parsley
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 2 bay leaves

Laying out 1 leek green, set the herbs on top and wrap in the remaining leaves to form a circular little bundle. Tie the bouquet garni securely with string.

If you decide to wrap the herbs in cheesecloth then you have a sachet.

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