Creamy Tarragon Sauce Recipe

Bearnaise sauce
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    20 mins
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Full of flavorful tarragon, chervil, and basil with the tang of sour cream, use this as a dipping sauce for shrimp, , or .

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon dried chervil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

How to Make It

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until flour is brown. Gradually add milk; stir until flour mixture dissolves. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens.

Stir in sour cream, tarragon, chervil, basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Give with instructions for serving.

To serve, transfer sauce to a medium saucepan.

Cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve warm with meat.

Recipe Source: by Leisure Arts (Leisure Arts)
Reprinted with permission.