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I love tarragon.

Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by mr drinky, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. mr drinky

    mr drinky Founding Member Gold Contributor

    This is a shout out to my favorite herb. I just used it in a sauce for some chicken, but just plucking a bunch of leaves and putting them in salad is also amazing for a little flavor punch.

    I also love me some sumac and lavender.

    What herbs and spices are your favorite flavorings? Just wondering.

  2. Antonio

    Antonio Founding Member

    Tarragon too, we don't use it enough. However I love the power that a fresh bit if sage can have, fried in the fatty juices of some steak or lamb.

    Look up a Corn flan with tarragon recipe ...
  3. Andre

    Andre Founding Member

    I love tarragon and shellfish together. One of my favorite tarragon dishes is a vinaigrette with tarragon infused vinegar, shallot, crawfish, and brandy. It went on something with a soft boiled egg. I can't even remember what the main component was the egg and vinaigrette were so good. On the opposite end of the spectrum I dislike dried thyme to a nearly psychotic level.
  4. Jeffery Hunter

    Jeffery Hunter Founding Member

    MMmmmm a pot of mussels with white wine, garlic, chives, and finished with tarragon. Otherwise I enjoy roasting with rosemary.
  5. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    I've never heard of tarragon but that's not saying much.
    I guess I'm just a pass the salt kind of guy.
    I like garlic though.
  6. LeperoftheFaith

    LeperoftheFaith Founding Member

    We have a crab and grits dish at my work. We steep tarragon and use the water to cook the grits. Very tasty.
  7. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    fresh spicy basil
  8. mr drinky

    mr drinky Founding Member Gold Contributor

    That sounds like an cool technique. I might try that.

  9. ThEoRy

    ThEoRy Founding Member

    I like thyme, flat leaf parsley, chervil, tarragon, rosemary, mint, sage, chives, scallions, basil, oregano, marjoram blah blah blah.

    Depends on what I'm making but yeah, I like herbs.
  10. Jeffery Hunter

    Jeffery Hunter Founding Member

    [​IMG] Just outside the kitchen, not full currently but will be soon enough
  11. John Fout

    John Fout Founding Member

    I love tarragon. Roast chicken with it. Risotto. Plenty of other great stuff. Craving some polenta now
  12. panda

    panda Founding Member

    Big fan of cilantro
  13. apicius9

    apicius9 Founding Member

    Great herb garden, Jeffery, something I am dreaming of. I love most herbs, hard to name favorites, but thyme, mint and tarragon would be among the top ones. And sage, cilantro, and basil. And rosemary...

  14. Brad Gibson

    Brad Gibson Founding Member

    i prefer chervil over tarragon with seafood, but my favorite herb by far has to goto cilantro.
  15. Gruder

    Gruder 12.8 % more fun Founding Member

    One more for the fan club. Enjoyed a nice pot of mussels Sunday evening (tarragon, dry vermouth, shallot, garlic, cream). Really, though, it was all an excuse to enjoy the tarragon.
  16. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    Very nice! Is this just as simple as nailing 4 boards in a square and filling with potting soil? I don't have a yard that I can till up (Townhouse on a community lot) and the ground here is red clay anyway.
    This looks doable on my patio though.
  17. Jeffery Hunter

    Jeffery Hunter Founding Member

    That would be all we did and lined the bottom with landscaping felt to help with unwanted's. At home I have random pots of them around the kitchen :)
  18. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    Sweet thanks for the info. I wouldn't have thought of the landscaping felt.
  19. mr drinky

    mr drinky Founding Member Gold Contributor

    My sauce was chicken drippings, creme fraiche, dry vermouth, and tarragon. Mmmmh.

    And I have been meaning to try some square-foot gardening for some time. My new house has a cool yard, but I am going to give it a year to see how the sun reaches different places as there are a lot of trees. Thanks for the inspiration Jeffery.

  20. Jeffery Hunter

    Jeffery Hunter Founding Member

    IMGP9852.JPG Was getting some herbs for a salad dressing yesterday and thought of this thread so here is the garden currently

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