Tarragon substitute

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by storm, May 24, 2000.

  1. storm

    storm

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    My mother arrives Friday, May 26. I had planned on a scallop & tarragon salad, only to discover my mother dislikes tarragon. Rather than change the whole menu, what herb would be a good substitute.
     
  2. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    Why not basil? It is a fresh tasting herb that would compliment the scallops very well. You could also try dill.
     
  3. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    Try chervil maybe. It has a very light, delicate flavor resmebling tarragon, but it is not overpowering. Or try sorrel maybe. It has a great tart lemony flavor to it. It is one of my favorite herbs to work with in the summer.