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Tarragon

Tarragon

This popular and versatile herb has long, narrow soft green leaves. They have a sweet peppery flavour and subtle hints of vanilla and aniseed. Tarragon has an intense flavour and should be used quite sparingly.

Uses: Tarragon goes particularly well with chicken and fish dishes and also with egg and cheese recipes. Tarragon is a popular flavouring for white wine vinegar, which is often used in salad dressings.

To store: Keep fresh tarragon in the fridge for up to 1 week.

To use: Remove the tarragon leaves from the stalk and rinse them thoroughly under cold running water. Chop or leave whole, depending on the recipe instructions.

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