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Recipes Featuring Tarragon

  • Tarragon Vinegar
    Tarragon 1 gallon of strong white wine vinegar 1/2 ounce of isinglass Cider
  • Turbot en Mayonnaise
    Fillets of turbot Oil Tarragon vinegar Salt Pepper Hard boiled eggs, chopped Pickled cucumbers Anchovies Tarragon leaves Beets Capers Aspic Jelly
  • Potted Beef
    10 lbs beef round 3 tsps salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp cloves 1 tsp mace 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp allspice 1 tsp thyme 1 tsp basil Bacon, cut as thinly as possible 3 Tbsps Tarragon vinegar or 1/2 pint
  • Lettuce Salad | 2 large lettuce
    2 large lettuce 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 3 ounces salad oil 2 ounces English vinegar or 1 ounce French vinegar Tarragon Chevies
  • Orange Salad | 6 oranges
    6 oranges 6 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup port wine 1 teaspoon sugar 2 heads lettuce
  • French Mustard | Green tarragon leaves
    Green tarragon leaves Cider vinegar 1 clove garlic, finely minced 4 ounces mustard powder Salad oil
  • Egg Salad | 6 hard boiled eggs, sliced
    6 hard boiled eggs, sliced 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 3 Tbsps olive oil 1 Tbsp tarragon vinegar 1 Tbsp onion juice 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • Lettuce Salad | 2 heads of lettuce
    2 heads of lettuce Yolks of 2 hard boiled eggs 1 tsp French mustard Pepper Salt 4 Tbsps oil 1 Tbsp tarragon 1 Tbsp vinegar Chervil Garden cress Tarragon, finely chopped Hard boiled eggs
  • Lettuce Salad | 4-5 heads of lettuce
    4-5 heads of lettuce 4 Tbsps olive oil 2 1/2 Tbsps tarragon vinegar Pepper Salt Mint, finely chopped
  • Stuffed Eggs | Hard boiled eggs, cut in half
    Hard boiled eggs, cut in half Olives Capers Anchovies Truffle trimmings Tarragon Pepper Butter

About Tarragon

  • Tarragon is often used in the preparation of fish, potatoes, bean salad, cucumber salad, eggs, and more
  • Tarragon is a relatively new cooking ingredient because it was not used in Europe until the 17th century and the USA in the 19th century
  • Fresh tarragon contains rich oils and is much more potent than dried tarragon - use in small doses
  • Blend tarragon with butter, lemon, and chives to baste seafood or chicket
  • Tarragon contains eugenol (a dental analgesic) and was used by people of Ancient Greece to treat tooth pain
  • French tarragon is sweeter and more delicate than its Russian counterpart
  • Tarragon is the key flavor in French sauces such as Bearnaise, tartare, and rigavote
  • French culinary enthusiasts dubbed Tarragon "The King of Herbs"
  • When growing this spice, plant in a sunny and warm location with soil that drains well
  • Tarragon is often combined with vinegar and garlic to pickle foods or make relishes
  • Flavors that can be perceived in tarragon include mint, licorice, anise, and fennell
  • The scientific name for Tarragon is Artemisia dracunculus which translates to "little dragon," likely a description of the leaf shape or root pattern
  • Tarragon was first harvested in regions near southeast Russia and China and was introduced to Europe by the Mongols
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