Types & Cultivation

Bouquet Garni

Bouquet Garni


Also known as French Bouquet Garni. A dried bouquet garni is made from dried bay leaves, parsley, and thyme leaves. Mix together 1 tablespoon of each herb in dried form and place one or two teaspoons in a piece of cheesecloth or a metal tea ball. Then you can use in your favorite broth or soup.

Bouquet Garni is a French term used for a bundle of herbs. It can be made from fresh or dried ingredients. For a fresh, use 3 sprigs of parsley, 1 small sprig of thyme leaves and 1 small bay leaf.

It is ok to use 1 dried bay leaf in with the remainder of fresh herbs. Tightly tie the bundle together using string or wrap securely in cheese cloth and tie. Use in soups, stews and sauces. Remove before serving.

Add to the beginning of cooking and take out before serving. If using with fish, add dill weed for added flavor. If you use cheese cloth, add one of the following: orange peel, cloves, fennel leaves, celery leaves, marjoram or peppercorns.

Types of Herbs