an Old World plant, Artemisia dracunculus, having aromatic leaves used for seasoning.
the leaves themselves.
- Also called estragon.
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Imagine the result of substituting cilantro for tarragon in your bearnaise sauce.In Irish whiskey’s resurgence, individuality reigns. Here’s how to celebrate it in cocktails. | M. Carrie Allan | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Cream, mushrooms, tarragon are umami-rich flavors that enhance a wine’s virtues.The new wine rules: Drink what you like with what you want to eat | Dave McIntyre | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
It has French ingredients like leeks and tarragon, and I use puff pastry to make the crust easy!
Add the butter, chicken stock, salt, bay leaf, thyme, and tarragon and bring to a simmer.
Season with salt and pepper and toss in the tarragon leaves just before serving.
Return the chicken to the pan with half of the tomatoes and the tarragon.
Finish with a salad of frisee, chives, parsley, tarragon and chervil lightly dressed with the vinaigrette.
Pick two handfuls of tarragon (the leaves from the stalks) and chop half of it fine with the livers of the fowls.Domestic French Cookery, 4th ed. | Sulpice Baru
Season some of the best vinegar with a little garlic, a little tarragon, and a little sweet-oil.Domestic French Cookery, 4th ed. | Sulpice Baru
The Composites are represented by the wormwood and tarragon (Estragon).
Drain and put into bottles with horse-radish, tarragon, bay leaves and grains of black pepper.Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition) | Anonymous
Other spices are sometimes added according to taste; such as thyme, cloves, bay-leaves, and tarragon.
British Dictionary definitions for tarragon
an aromatic perennial plant, Artemisia dracunculus, of the Old World, having whitish flowers and small toothed leaves, which are used as seasoning: family Asteraceae (composites)
the leaves of this plant
- Also called: estragon
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