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What do I substitute for tarragon in this recipe?

I found a recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu and it calls for heavy cream, white wine, dijon mustard, tarragon, crushed up Ritz crackers, and of course, ham & swiss. I don't have tarragon and I don't have time to get out today to hunt for some... what can I substitute?

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Asked by MamaLisa1976 at 9:21 AM on Sep. 22, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (4)
  • fresh: chervil, fennel or basil leaves
    dried: marjoram, oregano, rosemary

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:24 AM on Sep. 22, 2011

  • What do you have? I am not a huge Tarragon fan, but I think oregeno or basil would give it too much of an italian flavor,,, I might go with parsley,,,

    Answer by kimigogo at 9:25 AM on Sep. 22, 2011

  • Simmering parsley and cinnamon powder together evokes an aroma extremely similar to that of tarragon. Try using it in equal amounts

    Answer by buttonlts at 9:28 AM on Sep. 22, 2011

  • Fennel/anise fronds would be the most accurate substitution for flavor. But thyme or parsley might work.

    Answer by SusanTheWriter at 9:29 AM on Sep. 22, 2011

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