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GREAT WITH CHICKEN AND PORK
Tarragon has a sweet pine and liquorice flavour and is a classic ingredient in sauces. Use sparingly.
The name Tarragon is probably a corruption of the French word ‘estragon’ meaning ‘little dragon’ as the roots curl around like a dragon's tail. Tarragon was used to cure the bites of dogs and poisonous snakes. Tarragon is one of the classic French herbs and is a favourite flavouring for white wine vinegar.
The quality of Tarragon is determined by its good green colour, a strong anise flavour and volatile oil content. Methyl chavicol is the principal flavour - giving volatile oil.