Spice of the Month: Tarragon

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College


Known as the “King of the Herbs” by the French, tarragon makes its appearance in traditional French cuisine. Put it in chicken dishes, lasagnas, fish dishes, or put with eggs. Feeling fancy? Tarragon is a key ingredient in BĂ©arnaise sauce. Tarragon is also a great base for homemade salad dressings

Herb Snapshot
Taste: Sweet (the French version. Russian tarragon is more bitter)
Tip: Add at the end of the cooking process
Price: $12.54/container
Shelf Life: 6 months
Storage: Tarragon should be in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark and dry place
Amount: Use in moderation
Pairings: Chicken, Eggs, Lemon, Parsley, Shellfish, Vinegar
AVOID: Basil, Desserts, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Sweet Dishes

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