Tarragon butter

From issue #9.
Photography by Photography by Vanessa Wu.

Tarragon is a classic French herb with an anise-like flavour. Only available in the warmer months, use flat-leaf parsley instead if you can’t find it.


3 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves
100 grams softened butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
1⁄2 teaspoon finely
grated lemon zest


Finely chop the tarragon and combine with the remaining ingredients. Season well. Refrigerate to firm up a little. Spoon onto a piece of foil and roll up into a log. Refrigerate or freeze until firm.