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Posted on 02 August 2010 by tomatocasual.com

Grilled Corn with Roasted Tomato-Tarragon Butter

tomato-butterBy David Harbilas

Corn and tomatoes go together like sunshine and joy.

Here the tomatoes add a sweetness to the plain, old butter spread.

Tarragon is also a natural partner to corn, and if you don’t like tarragon parsley is another good choice.

Yields about 1 cup butter

  • 4 large ears of corn
  • About 1 cup of milk
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 4 roma tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 additional sticks of butter
  • olive oil Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on 25 July 2010 by tomatocasual.com

Tomato-Cucumber and Red Onion Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dressing

tomato-saladBy David Harbilas

The combination of tomatoes and cucumbers is nothing new, so why bother?

Because sometimes a slight change can renew an old favorite.

Tarragon has a wonderful licorice-citrus flavor that isn’t utilized very often in salads, and red onions provide a heat that wakes up the sweetness of the tomatoes and the cooling effect of the cucumbers.

Serves 4

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Posted on 04 June 2010 by tomatocasual.com

Cod with Roasted Tomato-Tarragon Hollandaise

Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed With Cream Cheese and Bacon - TomatoCasual.comBy David Harbilas

The French have many variations for hollandaise, and the familiar addition of tarragon is part of the ubiquitous béarnaise sauce.

This version is a bit different, as it calls for a rich reduction of roasted tomatoes and fresh chopped tarragon; a traditional béarnaise uses a reduction of vinegar, shallots and tarragon.

Tomatoes and fish are a natural combination, so the addition of butter and herbs are a clear choice.

Serves 2

for the roasted tomato puree:

  • 1 vine-ripe tomato, not a plum variety
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

for the hollandaise:

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