Moroccan Bouquet Garni

  • Yield: servings

A bouquet garni is a kind of homemade cloth teabag that allows whole spices to steep in a stew and be removed later. You could just throw the whole spices in the stew, but then you do need to warn guests to watch out for cinnamon sticks, chiles, etc.


2-- cinnamon stick
3-- allspice berries
1-- fresh ginger
3-- sprigs fresh cilantro (stems and leaves)
1 to 2-- fresh hot green chiles, split, seeds left in if you like it hot
3-- sprigs fresh Italian parsley, stems and leaves


  1. Tie all ingredients in a bit of cheesecloth, knotting it with a piece of string or thread. Use in the Seven-Vegetable Seven-Spice Tagine with Couscous.


Recipe by Crescent Dragonwagon.