Homemade fines herbes

Spices and aromatic herbs mixtures
December 15, 2009



Fines herbes is an herb mixture from South France. Typical ingredients are parsley, tarragon, chervil and chives, but also marjoram, balm and cress.
Marjoram and tarragon can be used dried, but is always better use fresh herbs.

Fines herbes are delicate aromatic herbs, that should be used raw because lose flavour when cooked.

This is my own mixture, I used dried tarragon harvested during summer.

Fines herbes

Fines herbes


Ingredients
1 bunch of chervil
3 sprigs of marjoram
1 tbsp tarragon
3 sprigs of parley
10 chives leaves
10 balm leaves

Directions
Mince the herbs with mezzaluna and not with an electric blender, for it can change their flavour.

Fines herbes are perfect mixed with butter, and then used on grilled meat, soups and bruschetta.
Aromatized butter can be stored in the fridge.


Fines herbesA tip: add fines herbes to minced Gruyere, and spread it on bruschetta or croutons.


Spices and aromatic herbs mixturesFines herbes
Origin: France
Suggested ingredients: parsley, tarragon, chervil, chives, marjoram, balm and cress.

Prepare your own Spices and aromatic herbs mixtures.



Herbes de ProvenceRead also:

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Comments

Author: Terry (URL)
15/12/2009

Un blog bellissimo oltre che interessante e ben fatto, soprattutto per me che le erbe amo usarle in cucina e per la cura personale!
complimenti!

Terry


Author: Graziana
15/12/2009

grazie Terry, complimenti per il sito, veramente ricco, lo consiglio a tutti!


Author: Joanne (URL)
16/12/2009

This sounds like a great mix of herbs! I love the gruyere idea.


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