Tarragon Mayonnaise Made With A Stick Blender

It can be noted that French tarragon is the best for culinary use. Mine flourishes most of the year and I have even managed to share the abundance with Greg from The Restaurant at Waterkloof. Last weekend I picked some to make a tarragon mayonnaise.

Tarragon Mayonnaise
Tarragon Mayonnaise
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Have you heard of the Meal Sharing website? It is a concept where you can register to share meals. You can be the host, or the guest in any country in the world. I registered on the site when it first launched and looked into eating in someone’s home in Italy. There was no-one close to where we were staying and I kind of forgot all about the site until 2 years ago when someone messaged me. That did not result in us hosting a meal, and we had no further contact for another year. And that too did not amount to a meal in our home. Once again the concept has been out of sight out of mind (no pun intended) until I was contacted a month ago. Laurie sent me a message asking if they could come and eat at us.

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She was travelling to Cape Town with a friend, Aurelia. They both work in the Congo and are from France. I explained I would be more than happy to host them, but that Gordons Bay is a fair drive out of Cape Town. They were more than willing to make the drive. It was a first for both of us. I had never hosted and so felt I could not charge for the meal. And Laurie and Aurelia had never meal shared before. Aurelia told me she had done a lot of couch surfing though. I invited Dorothy and John to join us as Dorothy’s French is better than mine. I served crayfish with a tarragon mayonnaise to start, dorado as the mains with lots of salads, and strawberries and cream for dessert. Laurie introduced us to adding lemon juice to the strawberries, and I taught them about topping them with black pepper.

Tarragon Mayonnaise

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Tarragon Mayonnaise

Make use of any fresh herbs you have in your garden
Recipe Category: Condiments
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  • 10 g tarragon leaves finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 10 mls Dijon mustard
  • 5 mls Sherry vinegar
  • 250 mls canola oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season


  • Place all of the ingredients into a stick blender jar
  • Place the blade of the stick blender over the egg yolk
  • Use your stick blender on high to thicken, lifting it slowly as the mayonnaise forms

Dave and I are on leave. We will be back at work on the 9th of January. I will start replying to comments then. I wish you all the best over the festive season.

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16 thoughts on “Tarragon Mayonnaise Made With A Stick Blender

  1. Would you do it again? Share a meal…that is! I find the concept interesting and fun. ..as long as there weren’t too many dietary restrictions.

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