Suggestions for Fresh Tarragon

Chowhounds have lots of ideas for things to do with fresh tarragon. For example, you can make a béarnaise sauce, says JoanN, to serve with steak or eggs. JoanN also likes tarragon with fish and will “stick a few sprigs into a whole fish before roasting it.”

karykat suggests making tarragon butter by mixing tarragon with softened butter, then shaping and freezing it. “Then you can lop off a chunk of the butter when you need it for sautéing chicken or fish or anything else.” MMruth uses tarragon butter to add quick flavor to a steak.

msmarabini loves tarragon with chicken. She adds chopped tarragon to a cold salad of rotisserie chicken, chopped celery, halved red grapes, and chopped pecans, with a honey, mustard, and plain yogurt dressing. kc girl enjoys whole tarragon leaves tossed in a green salad lightly dressed with vinaigrette.

Emme sears scallops in butter and olive oil, deglazes the pan with white wine and lemon juice, adds chopped tarragon and cream or half-and-half, and returns the scallops to coat. She serves this over asparagus.

Richard 16 thinks tarragon goes well with corn, and likes it in his father’s specialty: scrambled eggs with caramelized onions and corn. He also suggests baking onions with sprigs of tarragon.

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