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Tarragon

Tarragon was virtually unknown in Europe until the Arabs introduced it when they ruled Spain. It was introduced into England in the 16th century. Tarragon has a strong but subtle flavour and is used in many French dishes.

How to Use

Tarragon in small quantities can be used with tomatoes, fish, salads and meats, or in creamy or white wine sauces. It is also used in modern Indian cooking.

How to Prepare

Tarragon should be washed before use and finely chopped.

How to Cook

Stir tarragon into cream and white wine to make a quick sauce. Tarragon can also be sprinkled into salads and omelettes. It can also be used to flavour roast chicken.

How to Store

Refrigerate for freshness.