The next time you're cooking a dish that contains herbs, liven up your routine by making a bouquet garni to bundle your herbs together. You'll save time when the dish is done, and you can pick up the herbs to discard them. It'll speed up your time to get your dish served.
Course: Cooking Helper
Keyword: 10 ingredients or less, 5-minute recipe, vegan
Pick your variation of herbs to use in your bouquet garni. Wash your herbs and pat dry.
3 sprigs Thyme, 2 bay leaves, 2 sprigs rosemary
Bunch the herbs together. Place the herbs over a segment of kitchen twine. I like to keep my string about 12 inches / 30 cm long. I prefer to place the herbs closer to one end of the string, leaving the other end to be very long. The excess length allows you to tie the bouquet garni around a pot handle to easily find it (see the same tip in a spice sachet).
Wrap the twine around the herbs a few times. Tie a double knot at the narrowest point in the bunch of herbs to increase the chances that the herbs will stay tied together.
Place the bouquet garni in the big pot you are cooking. Optionally, tie the other end to the pot handle.Retrieve and discard when your dish has finished simmering.