Tarragon Leaves – 8g

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Product description

Tarragon leaves are one of the four fines herbs and a key ingredient in French cuisine. It is popular in European cooking due to its distinct appetite-pleasing taste. Tarragon herb has narrow, pointed dark green leaves which give a warm, minty anise-like aroma, reminiscent of anise or licorice flavour. Its sweet-tangy aroma with a slightly bitter taste is much liked in egg dishes, cream soups, poultry roast, mustards, or as a tarragon vinegar. Tarragon is an essential herb in Béarnaise and tartare sauce. However, it can easily dominate other flavours so should be added carefully. It is also rich in phytonutrients as well as antioxidants that help promote health and prevent diseases.

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Flavour Notes:

Tarragon leaves have a licorice-like aroma and is widely used in French and Mediterranean cuisines. Although it enhances the flavour of many foods, it can be very intense if used excessively, therefore the herb should be added in small amounts.

Culinary Notes:

Use in small amounts to add an anise-like flavour to soups, stews, roasts or even salad dressings. The licorice-like flavoru of tarragon works particularly with light, delicate meats like chicken and white fish as it brings out their subtle sweetness.

Health Benefits:

The Tarragon leaf is rich in phytonutrients as well as antioxidants that are great for the overall health of our bodies. It helps to lower blood sugar levels, prevents heart attack, and stroke, and it may help cure insomnia. It is a rich source of vitamins such as vitamin-C, vitamin-A as well as B-complex and an excellent source of minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, and zinc.

Ingredients:

100% dried Tarragon Leaves

How to use

  • Use in a variety of classic French sauces as bearnaise, hollandaise, tartar, and bechamel
  • It pairs well with herbs such as basil, bay leaves, chives, dill, and parsley
  • Use in chicken, rabbit or veal, shrimp or tuna salad, especially vinaigrettes, and in flavouring mustards and mayonnaise
  • Use for making herb butter, and added to many cream soups. It can be used in cream sauces, herbed butter and vinegar, soups, sour creams, and yogurt
  • Use in white sauces and egg dishes
  • Use as flavouring base in marinate, to fish, lamb, and poultry
  • Use as flavouring base in traditional Christmas bread called, potica
  • It matches well with fish, pork, beef, poultry, game, potatoes, tomatoes, and carrots
  • It adds licorice flavour to chicken, duck, and spatchcock
  • It is a wonderful seafood herb for sole, shrimp, and other seafood, even lake fish
  • Use to flavour fêta cheese or goats cheese

The Spice People FAQs

Simple or smoke paprika along with cayenne pepper is the best alternative. Paprika tastes similar to Kashmiri Chilli, while cayenne paper adds to its spice.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

The Spice People FAQs

Simple or smoke paprika along with cayenne pepper is the best alternative. Paprika tastes similar to Kashmiri Chilli, while cayenne paper adds to its spice.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

These spices are different. Paprika is the sweet cousin of Kashmiri chilli specific to western cuisine. Kashmiri chilli popular in Indian cuisine and is hotter than paprika.

Place the Kashmiri chilli under the sun for two days. When the chillies turn crispy, grind them in a food mill. Cool down the powder and store it in an airtight jar.

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