Tarragon

Known as the “King of Herbs” in French cooking, tarragon, or “dragon wort” is a highly aromatic herb popular in Mediterranean cuisines. The narrow, gray-green leaves have a distinctive anise flavor and are an essential component to Béarnaise sauce, a derivative of hollandaise sauce seasoned with herbs that is traditionally paired with steak. Fresh tarragon has a much stronger flavor than dried, since the aromatic oils dissipate as the herb dries. You can purchase fresh leaves during the spring and summer in most grocery stores. Select tarragon leaves that are hi..

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