A bouquet garni about to be added to a pot.
- a mixture of herbs, orig. thyme, bay leaf, and parsley, tied by the stems or placed in a cloth bag, added as to a broth or stew during cooking, and removed before serving
- a mixture of herbs chopped fine and added directly to foods during cooking
Origin of bouquet garniFrench
nounpl. bou·quets gar·nis
A bunch of herbs tied together, wrapped in cheesecloth or enclosed in a small cloth sack, and immersed during cooking, as in a soup or stew.
Origin of bouquet garniFrench : bouquet, bunch + garni, past participle of garnir, to garnish.
(plural bouquets garnis)
- A mixture of herbs or dried herbs placed in a small bag, used as a flavouring for stews, soups and sauces.