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Tarragon’s sweet, licorice-like flavor adds spice to a wide variety of fresh vegetable dishes including mushrooms and asparagus.
Indispensable in the preparation of hollandaise, béarnaise and tartar sauce, Melissa’s Tarragon is a popular herb in classic French cooking. An aromatic, perennial herb, Tarragon’s sweet, licorice-like flavor adds spice to a wide variety of fresh vegetable dishes including mushrooms and asparagus.
The narrow, pointed, dark leaves of Melissa’s Tarragon enhance eggs, poultry and shellfish, while at the same time easily dominating other flavors if used in excess.
Melissa’s Fresh Herbs are hand selected for excellent quality. Choose fresh-looking Tarragon with good color and a clean, fresh scent. Avoid any brown spots or wilted stalks or leaves.
Use soon after purchasing. To keep fresh, refrigerate in a plastic bag filled with air and securely closed. Store in the vegetable crisper section of the refrigerator. If leaves do become wilted, an ice water bath can revive them.
Place Melissa’s Herbs stem side down in a jar of water (similar to fresh flowers) and cover with a tightly closed plastic bag. Store away from ethylene-producing fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, bananas and peppers.
Leaves should be thoroughly washed and dried before using.