What can I substitute for Tarragon?

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Entertain4Fun

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wasabi woman said:
here's one I like...

Sour Cream Mushroom Soup

1 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. dried tarragon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg, freshly grated
1 lb. mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 1/2 cups nonfat beef broth
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 cup 1% skim milk
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
pinch of cayenne or dash of Tabasco sauce

Mushroom Soup!!
 

nicole

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I have replaced tarrogon with thyme. I hade made chicken and dumplings didnt have tarrogon but put in thyme. was very good.
 

Chief Longwind Of The North

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Taragon is a sweet herb with hints of licorice flavor coupled with the pungency of thyme. I would use a touch of anise with the thyme, or maybe some fennel . You could also use chinese 5-spice powder with teh thyme to mimick the tarragon.

Seeeeya; Goodweed of the North
 

kitchenelf

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Goodweed - while at the grocery store I kept asking myself why I didn't mention fennel - not enough coffee I guess.
 

norgeskog

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E4Fun, you must not like it, as I do not. I always substitute one of a combination of my favorites of thyme, rosemary, sage. It works great, and if it if fish, I will add dill. I
 

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