Most of our boxes provided an aromatic herb this week – Tarragon. Tarragon is widely used in the mediterranean cuisine. Not only does it offer an unmistakable pungent flavor, but is also widely used in folk medicine.
Health benefits of Tarragon:
- Scientific studies suggest that poly-phenolic compounds in this herb help lower blood glucose levels.
- Laboratory studies on tarragon extract shows certain compounds in them inhibit platelet activation, preventing platelet aggregation and adhesion to blood vessel wall. Thus helps prevent clot formation inside narrow blood vessels of heart and brain protecting from heart attack and stroke.
- The herb is very rich source of vitamins such as vitamin-C, vitamin-A as well as B-complex group of vitamins such as folates, pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin, etc that function as anti-oxidant as well as co-factors in metabolism.
- Tarragon is notably excellent source of minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium and zinc.
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
4 tablespoons fresh tarragon
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.
- Whisk mustard, garlic, tarragon, honey, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Pat chicken breasts dry with a paper towel; coat one side of each breast with mustard sauce.
Place chicken, coated side down, on grill; cover with remaining sauce and close grill lid. Turn chicken over after 10 minutes. Cook chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 20 minutes.