Healthy Recipe: Tarragon Shrimp


If you’re wondering what you’ll plant in your garden this spring, think ‘tarragon’.  Not a green thumb? Simply pick up some fresh herbs from the grocery store to make this refined healthy recipe: it won’t disappoint! These elegant tarragon shrimp make for a perfect healthy eating appetizer or a light lunch. Here, the tastes of French tarragon, mustard and shallots meld to make a sumptuous dish. It is said that Henry VIII divorced Catherine of Aragon for her excessive use of tarragon. Apparently, she never served him this delicious recipe! (from Lingle’s Herbs)

(Serves 4 as an appetizer)

   1/4 cup olive oil
   1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
   1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
   1 tablespoon shallots, minced
   1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
   pinch of salt and white pepper
   1 pound cooked shrimp, (41-50 per pound)
   2 tablespoon French tarragon, chopped

In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, mustard, shallots, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and mix well.
Add the shrimp and tarragon, mix well. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour. Place shrimp over a bed of chilled sorrel. 

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