The traditional bouquet garni recipe does not call for basil, but I find basil to be a wonderful addition to the the traditional bouquet garni herbs.
If you do not already know, a bouquet garni is a bundle of herbs tied inside a cheesecloth and steeped in soups or stews for flavor. Before serving, the cheescloth bundle is removed and none of the herbs actually remain in the dish, but the flavor they leave behind is incredible.
Typically fresh herbs are used, but using dried herbs to make your own bouquet garni seasoning is a great way to use up all of those jars in your cabinet. Especially the ones that are about to pass their prime. So before you throw those jars away, think about how you can use them to add flavor to what you are cooking. Here is the recipe that I like.
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