Horseradish Sauce

You can easily grow horseradish in your garden. It’s a bit like mint, it can be invasive and difficult to eradicate. You can grow it in a tub or pot. It really needs a deep loamy soil to allow the huge taproot to develop.

Ingredients

  • 15g horseradish root, that’s probably about thumb size and thickness.
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp English mustard powder
  • ½ tsp caster sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 150ml of lightly whipped double cream. Or some creme fraiche or soured cream if you prefer.

Method

  1. Peel the horseradish root and finely grate into a bowl, I use a microplane for this. Be very careful of the fumes. It can be painfully hot and will really hurt if you breathe it in.
  2. Add the hot water to the bowl and let the horseradish sit for 10 minutes
  3. Meanwhile mix all the wine vinegar, mustard powder and sugar in another bowl
  4. Strain the water from the horseradish and add to the vinegar mix.
  5. Now add the cream and season with salt and pepper.
You can vary the amount of cream depending on how hot your root is, and how fierce you like the sauce.
Serve it with roast beef, or other roasts. Also good with pickled herring, smoked mackerel, smoked salmon. Works well with beetroot too.

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