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Not just a dip! I made half the recipe, brushed some on Coho salmon fillets which DH cooked on the BBQ grill. I poured the rest of the mixture over the cooked salmon before serving. The wonderful garlic, lemon, tarragon flavors, accented but did not over power the salmon. I used dried tarragon and a rather large dash of Chardonnay. Great recipe jbe467!

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Lorac May 26, 2003

Wowsers! This is great. I have used butter, lemon and garlic before, but the addition of the tarragon (I used fresh) really sets this apart from other butter dips. Great with crab and shrimp for our New Year's Eve dinner. Made for Let's P-A-R-T-Y! December Cooking Event 2009.

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Mikekey December 31, 2009

i made this as directed, I had to omit the wine because I had none. I poured it over prawns cooking in the frying pan and then we dipped our prawns in it too. I was good but I think I should have cooked the garlic in the butter longer first, the garlic just wasn't strong enough for me.

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partysweets October 18, 2012

Wow! This was outstanding. I ended up pouring it over mashed potatoes, and string beans as well. I just couldn't get enough of it. This was a true indulgence that I will reserve for special occasions for health, and budget reasons. Only 90 days till my B-Day...:) Thank you!

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Katanashrp August 27, 2009

This was so good that I saved the left overs and will use it for shrimp tonight. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Kim in Walnut Creek January 24, 2008

Even though it is hard to go wrong with butter and crab, I was delighted with the results of this recipe. We had king crab legs tonight, and I fixed this butter to go with them. One of my burners broke while I was cooking though, so I had to melt the butter in the microwave...then I added a good splash of Sauvignon Blanc, some lemon juice and the tarragon. It was delicious! I'm a huge fan of tarragon and seafood, and this certainly did not disappoint. This will be the butter I use every time I prepare crab or lobster...I bet it would be great on grilled shrimp and fish fillets too! Thanks for the versatile and fantastic recipe!

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ChipotleChick March 08, 2007

Fantastic recipe. The tarragon makes it. Didn't put in the wine, too busy drinking it, definitely will next time. Unfortunately must eat sparingly after seeing the fat content, wow.

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JJFoxy July 06, 2006

This was my first time tasting tarragon. Very unique, and went wonderfully with crab legs. I'll use this for crab legs from now on!

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Samibib August 11, 2005

I'm a purist and would seldom dip my lobster in ANYTHING but lemon butter! Tried this without the garlic and it was yucky. With the garlic, it becomes excellent. A real surprise. Try it!!! (PS I live on the seacoast of MAINE !)

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Chef_Scott May 14, 2005

This is an excellent butter "sauce"!!! I did like Lorac did and brushed some on a fresh salmon filet and grilled it on my countertop/tabletop grill. I poured some on the filet after it was grilled. I also put some on my baked potatoe! Soooo good!!! This "sauce" is very tasty and so simple to make. I have some of it and the salmon left over. I think I will saute the salmon in the remaining butter sauce and have it for lunch!!

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AuntWoofieWoof August 15, 2004
Tarragon Garlic Butter (to dip your crab leg meat!!)