Known as Artemisia dracunculus in the world of science, tarragon has so many different uses in the field of cookery. Cooking with tarragon is a common practice in numerous countries, particularly in Russia, Georgia, and Armenia. However, there is no other place where tarragon is widely used than in France, where this special herb is considered one of the finest ingredients in cooking. It also draws a lot of similarity with the aroma of anise, which is another special herb that is widely used in cooking.
In France, cooking with tarragon is a regular occurrence in various kitchens, either at home or at any fine-dining establishments in the country. The pleasant taste of this herb perfectly goes well with egg delicacies, particularly omelets. Furthermore, it also adds a highly pleasant taste to different fish specialties. Add to that, cooking with tarragon is a very nice thing to do with chicken specialties. Likewise, this special ingredient plays a major part in the outstanding taste of the special French sauce called Sauce bearnaise.
In countries like Russia, Georgia, and Armenia, cooking with tarragon is also a regular practice, particularly as a major component of carbonated soft drinks. In here, the herb is known for its sweet sugary flavor and light green color. More importantly, many people use this ingredient because of its other fine qualities, which is generally described as flavorsome and aromatic.
Cooking with tarragon is always a good thing for seafood dishes, including special delicacies like Tarragon Tuna Steaks, Dill-Tarragon Salmon, and Tamra’s Microwave Tilapia. This cooking procedure is also suitable for other tasty dishes such as Tender Pan-Fried Chicken Breasts, Tarragon Chicken Casserole, and Marinated Flat Iron Steak. Of course, salad dishes taste good with tarragon as key ingredient including specialties Green Goddess Salad Dressing, Broccoli Salad, and Cabbage Salad.
Cooking with tarragon also applies to different turkey recipes, among the most popular of which are Tarragon-Turkey Soup and Turkey with Mushroom Sauce. Besides turkey, this herb also tastes well with chicken delicacies like Creamy Chicken with Corn, Tarragon, and Tomatoes, Taragon Chicken Salad, and Skillet Herbed Chicken with Mustard. Other notable chicken recipes with tarragon are Walnut-Tarragon Chicken Tenders, Easy Butter Chicken, and Chicken in a Tarragon Sauce. Furthermore, it can also be used in making tasty and flavor-rich snacks including Cupid’s Breadsticks, Mixed Green Salad with Tarragon Dressing, and Herbed Deviled Eggs. With all these and more other specialties available, the importance of tarragon as a cooking ingredient is really undeniable.
Originally posted 2009-07-11 18:05:18.