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Jun 20, 2010 06:32 PM

Bumper crop of tarragon - your ideas please!

My tarragon is already growing like a weed this year. I've recently seen a suggestion here of a strawberry/tarragon jam, which sounds intriguing. I'm not a huge sweets fan, so what do you do on the savory side when you find yourself with a lot of this delicious, but rather particular, herb?

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Well, why was my search-fu so awful!?! Thanks GHG, as always!

      Thought I'd already tried that...

      I just whipped together a little spread with some yogurt cheese and a bit of garlic. It's awesome!

      1. re: dmd_kc

        did you set the sort to "Relevance" and the date to "All Years?"

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          Well, I **thought** I did. But apparently not!

    2. Lucky, lucky you. How about pesto, and if it's great, freeze a bunch in jars?

      1. I love baby scallops broiled in butter and tarragon over vermicelli.

        1. classically, tarragon pairs wonderfully with any egg preparation.

          again classically, tarragon chicken in a french cream sauce is wonderful.

          i know you said no sweets-- but i am lately obsessed with whipping the good local farm cream (not homogenized) with tarragon and serving over berries and peaches, making fruit shortcakes, etc. i may soon try an ice cream. i like a little fresh tarragon in lemonade, sometimes.

          1. chicken salad. and onion soup. +1 on the infused vinegar.