Tarragon Recipes and Cooking Tips - Cooking with Herbs

Too much tarragon can overpower your recipe

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Tarragon Cooking Tips

• When tarragon is dried, the oils dissipate. Thus, fresh tarragon has a much more intense flavor than dried, and should be used sparingly.

• To retain the most flavor of fresh tarragon during storage, freeze whole sprigs in an airtight baggie for 3 to 5 months. No need to defrost before using.

• Dried tarragon should be kept in a sealed container in a cool, dark place and used within 1 year.



• Heat greatly intensifies the flavor of tarragon, both fresh and dried.

• Tarragon vinegar is easy to make. Put fresh tarragon sprigs into a sterilized bottle of distilled white vinegar. Taste after a few days. Continue steeping until it suits your taste. Once desired strength is achieved, remove the sprigs.

• Vinegar can also be used to preserve fresh tarragon sprigs. Store in the refrigerator. Rinse and pat dry before use. Use the preserved tarragon in sauces, butters, or any recipe where fresh is not required.

• Tarragon is also a good herb to use in infused oils.

• Tarragon is a prime ingredient in Bérnaise Sauce and the French favorite herb mixture, fines herbes.

• If you run out of tarragon, you can substitute chervil or a dash of fennel seed or anise seed in a pinch, but the flavor will not be as intended.

• 1/2 ounce fresh tarragon = 1/3 cup.

• 1 Tablespoon fresh tarragon = 1 teaspoon dried.

Tarragon Recipes

•  Asparagus Flans
•  Baked Buttermilk Chicken
•  Baked Salmon with Mushrooms and Seafood
•  Black Walnut Spread or Dip
•  Cabbage Mushroom Pie
•  Cherry Fig Chicken for Oven or Crockpot
•  Chestnut Carrot Bisque
•  Chicken Breasts with Capers
•  Chicken Breast with Quick Pan Sauce
• Chicken Fricassee
•  Chicken, Sausages, and Black Olives
•  Chicken Tarragon (Clay Cooker)
•  Classic Bearnaise Sauce
•  Corn Bread Stuffed Cabbage
•  Country French Chicken Meatloaf
•  Crab Mango Salad
•  Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Chicken in Phyllo Recipe
•  Creamsickle Orange Chicken
•  Creamy Tarragon Sauce
•  Cucumber and Mandarin Orange Salad
•  Fines Herbes Seasoning Mix
•  Grated Beet Salad with Tarragon Dressing
•  Herb Dressing
•  Herbed Gorgonzola Cheesecake
•  Herbed Mustard Sauce
•  Herbed Tuna with Citrus Vinaigrette
•  Herbed Yoghurt Soup (Taratour)
•  Lobster a l'Americaine
•  Lobster Big Apple
•  Lobster Bundles
•  Lobster Domes
•  Lobster Thermidor
•  Orange Avocado Chicken
•  Orange Tarragon Mayonnaise
• Oven-Braised Squid with Wine
•  Poached Beef Tenderloin with Sabayon & Wild Mushroom Saute
• Prawns Sambuca
•  Provencale Grilled Tuna
•  Raspberry-Maple Dressing
•  Red's Eats Lobster Rolls
•  Roasted Eggplant Marmalade
•  Rosy Seafood Sausage
•  Short Ribs with Natural Gravy
•  Slim Potato Salad
•  Sunchoke Daylily Casserole
•  Sweet Cucumber and Mandarin Orange Salad
•  Tarragon Brie Sauce for Waffles
•  Tarragon Chicken Marsala
•  Tarragon Herb Dressing
•  Tarragon Infused Oil
•  Tarragon Mayonnaise
•  Tart Pickled Cherries in the French Style
•  Wild Mushrooms With Herbs
•  Yogurt Tarragon Salad Dressing

 

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