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Many times it happens to us that when reading a food recipe, we find the name of some herb, used in its preparation, either to enhance its flavor or to decorate the final dish, but we do not know everything about it. Therefore, today's suggestion is to learn more about tarragon.
Is it known by another name too?
Yes, in addition to calling it tarragon, it is known by the name of dragons
How are its leaves?
Its leaves are elongated and pointed.
Is it a large plant?
This plant can reach up to a meter in height, so its roots are generally weak. To prevent this from happening and achieve a bushy and aromatic plant, we must prune it well down, in the fall, leaving practically only the base.
What are the care that we must take with this plant, to keep it with all its splendor and aroma?
In addition to pruning it, as we said before, we must be careful, every two years, at the end of spring, to remove it by the roots, divide it and plant it again. In this way we manage to preserve it in all its potential and also, by dividing its roots, we are able to generate new plants.
When should its leaves be cut to preserve them?
During the summer is when it is convenient to cut its leaves and put them to dry, and then keep them dry in a jar. Once dry, we can also put them in oil or vinegar and thus we will achieve a different flavor.
Where can we use this herb?
Tarragon is a very aromatic herb and widely used in French cuisine. We can apply it in sauces and soups, and it is suitable for white meats.