Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Poppyseed and Tarragon Crème Fraîche Dressing

Recipe for Dressing from Fresh by Fine Cooking

I am back from a wonderful labor day with my family on the Rhode Island shore. I disconnected from the Internet and connected with my family and cooking. With an abundance of great seafood and summer’s bounty, I will have some great post in the upcoming weeks. As for now, I just got back home where I must read for cooking school tomorrow and unpack. But I won’t leave you empty handed. Here is a delicious dressing I tried this weekend. It is refreshing and pairs nicely with a heavy main or hearty chowder.

Poppyseed and Tarragon Crème Fraîche Dressing

¼ cup crème fraîche
2 Tbs. plain yogurt
2 Tbs. coarsely chopped fresh tarragon
1 Tbs. poppyseeds, lightly toasted inn a dry skillet
2 tsp. minced garlic
Pinch of cayenne
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper

In a small bowl, combine the crème fraîche, yogurt, chopped tarragon, popyseeds, lemon juices and garlic. Sir in 1 to 2 Tbs. water to thin the mixture to a creamy salad-dressing consistency. Season with salt and cayenne to taste.
Use a local variety of lettuce, dress and enjoy!


Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Sounds delightful! Can't wait to see all the seafood posts.

Tartelette said...

I used to know this chef who hated us "frenchies" for using tarragon so much and I always thought he was ...odd!
The dressing sounds delicious!

Dee said...

I'm glad you had a good time :) I think I also spend too much time connected to the internet.

That dressing sounds perfect, by the way. I don't use as much Tarragon as I should.

cook eat FRET said...

i love tarragon and this is a greta idea for a dressing - especially with cooler weather on the way...

Lori Lynn said...

Ooh - this one is right up my alley. I am a big fan of creme fraiche and use it all the time. Had the pleasure of meeting Sadie Kendall of Kendall Farms and hearing her talk about creme fraiche while taking a farmstead cheesemakers course at Cal Poly. And tarragon is my favorite herb. Now, I don't use poppyseeds nearly enough, so I am excited about this!

The P & A Food Chronicles said...

wow that salad looks amazin!!