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I have a recipe that calls for 5 leaves of tarragon, how much dried tarragon should I use?

  • What is the recipe? five leaves of fresh tarragon isn't a lot... how is it used? – Catija Nov 20 '17 at 1:29
  • It's for a marsala sauce over pork – John Nov 20 '17 at 1:36
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    Your title and question seem to be opposite. – mroll Nov 20 '17 at 3:16
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The general rule when substituting dried herbs for fresh herbs is to use a third of the amount (because it shrinks and becomes concentrated). However, tarragon doesn't shrink when it is dried and your recipe only calls for 5 fresh leaves, so I would say just use 5 dried leaves.

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