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Jun 18, 2007 02:52 PM

Fresh Tarragon

I make an excellent bearnaise sauce, good tarragon vinegar use it in salads but what are your favorite things to do with it. I cannot stand it dried, it somehow tastes artifical to me in that state. Looks like I am going to have a lot this year. Ideas?

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  1. I'm so jealous...

    If you've waded through the massive Deviled Eggs thread, my favorite thing to do with Tarragon is an elegant egg salad - tons of tarragon and bits of cornichons and/or capers. Very summery.

    Also, I do a quick vegetable saute (your choice: zucchini, squash, carrots, whatever). Saute chopped veggies of choice with butter and at the last minute, add lots of chopped tarragon and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Summer veggies!

    1. I, like you, never used dried tarragon, but I have two healthy plants growing in my garden. My favourite is tarragon cream sauce with pasta, grilled chicken, and diced tomatoes.

      1. Chop well and..
        fold into cold chicken salad
        fold into meatballs
        fold into poundcake
        add to scrambled eggs
        add to a citrus dressing

        ...and create sachets!

        1. It was awesome in a tuna pasta salad I had for lunch the other day. A really great pair.

          1. shrimp salad with tarragon is my go to summer dish. mayo, tarragon, dijon mustard, green onions, celery (optional) s and p. delicious on a bed of greens, toast, crackers, whatever...