- akp Oct 29, 2010 03:16 PM
I have a ton of tarragon in my herb pot that I need to use up. Any creative ideas? Thanks!
Make tarragon butter and freeze it. It will seem fresh in the middle of winter when you want to make some tarragon chicken or use it on vegies or on bread or anything else. May make a good gift too.
Of course, you can make tarragon vinegar too.
What's left of my tarragon plant is still looking good after last night's light frost.
Not too many days of fresh tarragon outside left with our forecast.
this is from food and wine: it's a dipping sauce and amazing. i am totally addicted to it and put it on everything from spring rolls to french fries.
1/4 cup mayo (i tried veganaise tonight and it worked fine too - but mayo is, um, better)
1/8 cup veg oil
1 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped
juice of 1/2 lime
throw it all in the small bowl of your food processor, or mini food processor or blender - and blend until thoroughly mixed. i don't even bother grating the ginger or cutting the tarragon, i just throw it all in and let the processor work.
Great in a compound butter with some zest and pepper, on tuna steaks. I had a boyfriend once who liked using large sprigs of it as bbq brushes: he'd dip the sprigs into melted butter and use it to apply butter to chicken or lamb chops.. Lent a decent flavor to the butter without being overpowering, and was such a cool signature move, which kinda made up for the fact that he was dumb as a post.