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Jan 3, 2008 08:00 AM

Favorite recipe using fresh tarragon?

I have a bunch of fresh tarragon that needs to be used. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  1. It's a very strong flavor, but I find it works well with sautéed mushrooms, in a lemony vinaigrette, or with salmon dishes. It's also great for flavoring a broth for steamed mussels. Or a brandied creamy sauce for steak... hmm. I guess you could use it for a bunch of things ;-) take your pick.

    1. (1) Toss some fresh asparagus with olive oil, S&P, chopped shallots and some chopped fresh tarragon. Roast in a hot oven on a sheet pan for about 10 minutes.

      (2) Bearnaise sauce, pick your recipe.

      1. an old classic: chicken in a tarragon cream sauce. pick your favorite classic french cookbook & go to town.

        1. Anything with tuna: tuna melt, tuna salad, tuna casserole - it's a delicious pairing. I recently made a quick lemon/tarragon mayo, seared some albacore steaks and made sandwiches.

          1. Of course bernaise sauce. But also nice simply tossed in a salad. Great freshness and flavor.

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            1. re: chef chicklet

              My favorite is definitely the scallops with mashed potatoes and tarragon sauce from Bon Apetit. I use the rest of the tarragon from the bunch as a garnish.