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Quick tilapia with tarragon recipe

Tarragon is one of the four fines herbes of French cooking (the other ones being parsley, chives and chervil) and it gives this tilapia dish delicious taste and character. Tarragon is a perennial herb related to wormwood and it is commonly known as dragon herb or dragon's worth. There are two main types of tarragon: French tarragon and Russian tarragon. Russian tarragon is not as aromatic and flavoursome as the French variety, but it requires much less pampering in the herb garden and will thrive in dry and poor soil.


  • 1 pound of tilapia fillets
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1-4 teaspoons of chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


  1. Place the tilapia fillets in a single layer in a microwavable baking dish.
  2. Mince the garlic cloves.
  3. Dot minced garlic and butter over the tilapia fillets.
  4. Sprinkle the dish with fresh tarragon.
  5. Cover everything with waxed paper and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  6. Flip the fish fillets, cover them with the waxed paper again, and microwave on high for 2 more minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with vinegar and serve immediately.