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Discover Terre Exotique Tarragon

Rediscover the potent flavors of tarragon. Sprinkle it on your chickens, add it to your sauces, or use it to flavor your oils; this tarragon is a must-have for your everyday cooking.

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How to Use Tarragon in Cooking?

Tarragon can be used in a variety of everyday dishes. Its incomparable aromas will enhance your preparations!

Some suggestions for using tarragon:

  • - Bearnaise Sauce: Tarragon is the key ingredient in Bearnaise sauce. Mix dried tarragon with shallots, vinegar, white wine, and butter to prepare this classic sauce that pairs perfectly with steaks and fish.
  • - Tarragon Potato Salad: Add dried tarragon to a potato salad with mustard, mayonnaise, red onions, and pickles for a flavorful touch in this classic side dish.
  • - Lemon and Tarragon Fish: Sprinkle dried tarragon, lemon zest, salt, and pepper on your fish (such as salmon or trout). Wrap it in aluminum foil and bake for a fresh and lemony flavor.
  • - Tarragon Vinaigrette: Prepare homemade vinaigrette by mixing olive oil, white wine vinegar, dried tarragon, mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. This vinaigrette pairs perfectly with green salads, grilled vegetables, or new potatoes.
  • - Tarragon Chicken: Prepare a marinade by mixing dried tarragon, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Marinate chicken breasts for a few hours, then grill them for a deliciously flavored dish.

The Aromas of Tarragon

Tarragon is an aromatic and culinary herb that offers a distinctive taste profile. It is characterized by primarily anise-like aromas with subtle sweetness while providing fresh herbal notes that bring a touch of greenness and freshness.

Tarragon also reveals mild peppery accents, a hint of lemony freshness, and sometimes subtle bitterness, making it an ideal ingredient to elevate a wide variety of dishes with its unique and complex flavor.

Tarragon and Its Botany

What Is Tarragon?

Tarragon, or Artemisia dracunculus, is a semi-evergreen perennial herb in the Asteraceae family. It is distinguished by its fine, elongated, bright green leaves that grow in clusters. Tarragon is a popular culinary herb, notably for its anise-like and herbal aromas.

This plant is native to Central Asia and has found its place in many cuisines worldwide due to its fragrant leaves. It is also used in herbal medicine for its potential benefits for digestion and health. Add tarragon to your recipes for a unique flavor and a touch of freshness in your dishes.

The History of Tarragon

Tarragon, also known as Artemisia dracunculus, has a fascinating history as a culinary herb.

Its use dates back to antiquity when it was revered by the Greeks and Romans for its culinary and medicinal properties. Over the centuries, tarragon has conquered kitchens around the world, adding its unique and subtle flavor to traditional French, Russian, and many other dishes.

Today, it remains an essential herb for those seeking an elegant and delicate touch in their culinary creations. Discover tarragon to enrich your recipes and carry on this flavorful history.

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Genus and botanical species Artemisia dracunculus
Ingredients tarragon
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