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Herb Tarragon 40G

Class 1 - Great Britain

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Tarragon

Pronounce it: ta-ra-gon

A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet aniseed and a mild vanilla. The leaves are narrow, tapering and slightly floppy, growing from a long, slender stem. It's a key herb in French cuisine (it's an essential ingredient in sauce Bernaise), and goes very well with eggs, cheese and poultry.

Choose the best

Go for fresh-looking leaves, with no discolouration or wilting. French tarragon is considered to be the best - its flavour is more subtle than the coarser Russian tarragon. Dried tarragon is also available. Or, for a ready supply, keep a pot on your windowsill, or grow in your garden or window box.

Prepare it

Wash, then use whole sprigs or strip the leaves from the stalks and use whole or chopped.

Store it

Fresh cut tarragon should be wrapped in damp kitchen paper, placed in a perforated bag and stored in the fridge. It will last for around 4-5 days. Dried tarragon should be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dark place - it should last for 4-6 months.

Cook it

Use to make sauces for fish and poultry. Add to salad dressings; use to flavour butter or white wine vinegar.

Tarragon in small quantities can be used with tomatoes, fish, salads and meats, or in creamy white sauces. It is also used in modern Indian cooking. Tarragon can also be sprinkled on salads and omelettes. It can also be used to flavour roast chicken.

Tarragon recipes

Tarragon

Often used in French cooking this herb has long, soft green leaves and a distinctive aniseed flavour. A perfect match with chicken, it can also be used to flavour oils and vinegars. Dried tarragon retains much of the flavour of fresh, so it is fine to use if you cant find fresh. It is one of the herbs that makes up fines herbes and is also used in b©arnaise sauce.

Recipes using tarragon

Main course

Light meals and snacks

Brunch

Starters and nibbles

Side dishes

Other

See all recipes using tarragon


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