Taste and Aroma
Tarragon has a slightly bittersweet flavor and an aroma similar to anise.
Quick Kitchen Tips
Store tarragon in a cool, dark place. Buy the amount that you think you will be able to use within one year.
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon = 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
How to use when cooking:
Heat greatly intensifies the flavour of both fresh and dried tarragon, so it should always be added close to the end of cooking.
Dishes it Works Best With
In salad sauce
Appetizing Plaice Rolls
Fillet the plaice and remove the skin. Weigh the four smallest plaice fillets and finely puree them with the same weight of cream and a little dill to make a stuffing.
Meanwhile blanch the asparagus, the rock samphire and the tomatoes in brine. Peel the skin from the tomatoes, quarter them and remove the cores. Cut the tomato fillets into fine strips. Spread the stuffing over them and cover them with the asparagus tips. Roll the fillets up into small rolls and fasten them with a toothpick (tip: you can also tie them with chives).
Briefly bring the white wine with the water, a bay leaf, a little tarragon, and pounded pepper to boil in a wide pan and then simmer.
Add the plaice rolls and leave them to cook for approx. 5-8 minutes. Quickly brown the rock samphire with the diced shallot in a little olive oil, add the tomato strips and season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange the seaweed vegetables, place the rolls on them and quickly serve.
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