Preparing Horseradish Sauce Recipe

Preparing horseradish sauce recipe from fresh horseradish root from the garden is strong and pungent.

You will need a blender or food processed to process the fresh horseradish.

Once horseradish is crushed it releases enzymes that produce mustard oil which irritate the nose and eyes.

Horseradish is much stronger than onions so careful not to breathe in the fumes while processing the horseradish roots.

Ingredients for preparing horseradish sauce recipe;

Horseradish root

Water

Salt

Vinegar

Wash the fresh horseradish roots and peel the brown skin off with a potato peeler. The horseradish is white under the brown skin.

Cut the horseradish into ¾ inches pieces and place about 1 cup of horseradish pieces into the food processor or blender. Add enough water to make blending easier but not too much.

Keep the lid on and blend until a paste consistency forms. If you need to take off the lid to add more water, be careful not to get to close it will make your eyes water.

Blend for 3 or 4 minutes until is has a creamy texture. When the horseradish has the consistency you want add 1/2 salt and 2 to 3 tablespoon of vinegar and blend. I like to use rice vinegar because I love the flavor and sweetness.

The vinegar stops the enzyme activity. Without the addition of vinegar the horseradish will start to turn brown and develop a bitter taste. The longer you wait to add the vinegar, the hotter the horseradish will be.

Pour the prepared horseradish sauce into a jar and cap. Store in the refrigerator, it will keep for 3 to 6 weeks.


Try the following sauces using your fresh prepared horseradish.


Horseradish Mayonnaise

Makes ½ cup of sauce

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

1Tablespoon prepared horseradish

1 Teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 Green onion or chives sliced

Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish and lemon juice together in a small bow. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving add green onions.

This is great served with beef, or as a vegetable dip. Great on sandwiches.

Creamy Horseradish Sauce

½ cup cold whipping cream

1-3 tablespoons of drained prepared horseradish

½ teaspoon salt

Whip cream; add horseradish and salt. Serve with beef, ham or meat balls.


Cocktail Sauce

¾ cup chili sauce

2-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1-2 tablespoons prepared horseradish sauce

2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

½ grated onion

1 to 2 drops of hot pepper sauce

Salt to taste

Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Chill for several hours. This is a great sauce for shrimp cocktails or dipping sauce for clams and shrimp.



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