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Fines Herbes Recipe - Capture the Authentic Flavours of French Cuisine
August 08, 2013

Homemade Fines Herbes - A Traditional Blend of Fresh or Dried Herbs Used in Classic French Cuisine



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Homemade Fines Herbes

Traditionally fines herbs is made with fresh chives, tarragon, parsley and chervil and is an easy-to-make, versatile French herb blend used in many of their classic dishes. For this version I have used dried herbs but you could use fresh if you have them.

Ingredients: (makes 9 tbsp)

2 tbsp dried parsley
2 tbsp dried chervil
2 tbsp dried chives
2 tbsp dried tarragon
1 tbsp dried marjoram

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Add the herbs to a bowl and combine

    Store in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight and use within 2 months.

    That's all there is to it! Though, when adding to your cooking, crumble through your fingertips to help release the flavours.

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  • Over a medium heat add your spices to a dry pan

  • Whilst stirring or shaking the pan; toast for a few minutes

  • When they start to darken and you can really smell their aromas, they're ready

  • Remove from the heat and let cool before grinding

    For photos of this simple process, Click here.

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