Tarragon Vinegar Recipe

tarragon vinegar

When making this tarragon vinegar or any other herb vinegar, remember the volatile flavour oils will be strongest in the morning.

Ingredients for Tarragon Vinegar:

  • Tarragon leaves, washed, drained and roughly chopped (about 3 good handfuls)
  • 1 pint (570 ml) white wine vinegar or distilled white malt vinegar

Method for Tarragon Vinegar:

  1. Put the tarragon into a wide-mouthed sterilized jar and pour over the cold vinegar.
  2. Cover tightly and leave to stand in a sunny place for 3 to 4 weeks, shaking occasionally.
  3. Strain through muslin, pour into a sterilized bottle, adding a fresh spray of tarragon to the bottle, and seal.

Makes about 1 pint (570 ml) of Tarragon Vinegar.

Adds interest to salad dressings and can be used in stews, soups, sauces etc.

Herb Vinegars make a lovely gift if put into a nice bottle.

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One comment on “Tarragon Vinegar Recipe
  1. Dave Stevens says:

    Make sure you use FRENCH Tarragon and not the horrible RUSSIAN Tarragon commonly sold as seed and plants. When buying a FRENCH Tarragon plant make sure you pick a leaf and have a nibble to confirm its FRENCH…..
    You will never get FRENCH Tarragon as seed. French T spreads by rhizomes a bit like mint so its very easy to propogate by just pulling up a root, surprisingly it also strikes very easily from cuttings. Remember FRENCH T is slightly tender so will need winter protection, best grown in biggish pots and moved into a greenhouse or protected area. Mine survived last winter just in a cold greenhouse.

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