A long slender green herb with an intense, almost aniseed flavour and hints of vanilla. It is very popular in French recipes
, an essential ingredient in béarnaise sauce and delicious with roasted or pot-roasted chicken, fish and egg dishes. Add it to salad dressings and flavoured butters to serve with grilled steaks or chicken reipces
How to prepare
Use whole leaves or strip the leaves from the stem and chop. Store fresh tarragon wrapped in damp kitchen paper in the fridge for 3-4 days only. Dried tarragon is also available and has a good flavour if used within 4-6 months.