Creamy Tarragon Sauce Recipe

Bearnaise sauce
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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups sauce (12 servings)
Ratings (5)

Full of flavorful tarragon, chervil, and basil with the tang of sour cream, this dipping sauce is perfect for chicken, shrimp or beef.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup butter (or margarine)
  • 1 tablespoon flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon chervil (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon basil (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (ground)

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until flour is brown. Gradually add milk; stir until flour mixture dissolves. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens.
  2. Stir in sour cream, tarragon, chervil, basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Give with instructions for serving.
  3. To serve, transfer sauce to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve warm with meat.


    Recipe Source: by Leisure Arts (Leisure Arts)
    Reprinted with permission.

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 103
    Total Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 3 g
    Unsaturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 12 mg
    Sodium 173 mg
    Carbohydrates 8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 3 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)