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Tarragon Butter Recipe

Tarragon Butter

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"I use this instead of a sauce for roast beef and steaks. It can be made ahead of time, so prep can be cut at dinner time. It will last for several days in the refrigerator."

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Original recipe makes 0.5 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter with an electric mixer. Mix in lemon juice, tarragon, black pepper, and shallot. Season to taste with salt. Chill for at least 1 hour.
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Nov 14, 2003

Guests loved this butter served with a crusty garlic bread. I thought the shallots might make it too chuncky but chunky was good. Great recipe!

Feb 14, 2011

Great easy recipe! I used fresh tarragon and as I didn't have any unsalted butter on hand, just used salted butter and omitted adding any salt. I stole an idea from another recipe by arranging on a 12" piece of plastic wrap, leaving 3" at either end and rolling before refrigerating. This way made it easy to cut into nice size 'pats' for serving on top of the steak. I will use this recipe again and again!


7 Ratings

Sep 23, 2006

I agree with the previous reviewer that this is like a Bernaise sauce. Very nice, put on a grilled filet mignon.

Jan 02, 2006

This is a good recipe. It tastes just like bearnaise sauce, just a different consistency. The only change I would make is add less shallots next time.

May 09, 2012

This was absolutely perfect! I had been looking for a good tarragon butter recipe and this was exactly what I was thinking. I made the recipe as is and wouldn't change a thing. I served it over steaks and it was mouthwatering!!! I did take another users advice and rolled it on a sheet of plastic wrap before refrigerating. This made it easy to cut once it was hard.

Nov 01, 2013

Nice spread for crostini or toasted french bread or to top grilled meat. I will back off of the amount of pepper a bit in the future, as it was just a little overpowering for us. Loved the shallots.


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  • Calories
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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