Friday, August 8, 2008

Tarragon Vinegar

Tarragon Vinegar

Last week, I showed you a honey herb vinegar that I made with thyme. This week, I am showcasing an even easier vinegar to make...tarragon vinegar. This recipe is the basic herb vinegar recipe from, again, The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving: Over 300 Recipes to Use Year-Round by Ellie Top and Margaret Howard. You can find several different methods and ideas for making a basic herb vinegar, but I like the one in this book because it's the easiest. What??? Me, take the easy way out!? Um...yeah, whenever possible.


I did a search and found some recipes using tarragon vinegar, which sound great! How about Chicken with Tarragon Vinegar Sauce or Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Sandwiches with Tarragon Mayonnaise or Tarragon Shallot Egg Salad Sandwiches? If these don't make you immediately leap to your feet and run into your kitchen to make tarragon vinegar, well, there is nothing else that I can do.

Tarragon Vinegar

2 cups white wine vinegar
1/2 cup of fresh tarragon

Bring vinegar to a boil.

Crush or bruise the herbs. Place the herbs in a clean jar and fill with the warm vinegar. Cover and let steep for 2 weeks. (The book states in a sunny place, I just stored it in my pantry).

Taste occasionally and when it's the desired strength, strain vinegar and pour into a clean jar. You can add a fresh sprig of the tarragon at this point (if you want it to look pretty, I didn't really care), and store in the fridge.


This wonderful, simple tarragon vinegar will by my entry for this week's Weekend Herb Blogging hosted this week by Divya of Dil Se.... Be sure and check there for the round up!


Marjie said...

I love easy, too! One of my favorite cookbooks is called "Too Busy to Cook?" Not only does it have great food, the title is just too good for words!

Herbed vinegar - useful stuff!

Have a great weekend!

Kalyn said...

Okay I have to know: Is it 1/2 cup tarragon leaves? Or can you use tarragon that's still on them stems?

I'm definitely making this!

Natashya said...

Mmmm looks good! Between the two of us we'll make a heck of a salad!

noble pig said...

Wow, tarragon is big today in the blogosphere but yours is the most useful addition! Love it.

Divya Vikram said...

Great preserve with tarragon..Unique one..Thanks for sending this for the event..

Paula said...

These vinegars sound so good! And those recipes ... yum! I'd love to make flavored oils, too. Thanks for posting this!

Natashya said...

Not about vinegar but I was reading your list of "children's" books to read. My faves are The Little Prince and Alice in Wonderland.

Jude said...

I barely use tarragon but this is an easy way to get it more into my cooking. Thanks for the recipe.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I have tarragon in my garden. I will be making this today! Thank you! Any ideas with sage?

Medifast Coupons said...

Thanks for the vinegar recipe, really have to go and have a look at my tarragon supply in the garden and get it brought in before we get frost.

Hiba @ Eid ul adha Recipes said...

I stop when i read your Tarragon Vinegar recipe beutiful post and i love to read cooking books and surf there time internet to find best recipes..and i like your blog...thanks for the wonderful recipe..

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