Bouquet garni

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 \N Sprigs fresh parsley
2 \N Sprigs fresh thyme
1 \N Bay leaf

For a small bouqet garni, tie together with string three sprigs fresh parsley, two sprigs fresh thyme, and one bay leaf. If using dried or loose herbs, wrap all ingredients in a square of cheesecloth and tie with a string.


A bundle of aromatic herbs and vegetables, bouquet garni is used to flavor soups, stocks, poaching liquids, stews, and braised dishes.

It is always removed after cooking. The herbs are tied together with a string or gathered together in a cheesecloth bag to facilitate their retrieval from the finished dish. Traditional bouquet garni herbs include bay leaf, thyme, and parsley, although other herbs and vegetables such as tarragon, chervil, peppercorns, celery, and leeks may be included to enhance the flavor of a particular dish.

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