Homemade Horseradish Sauce Recipes, Other Uses for Fresh Horseradish

Horseradish is a very powerful and pungent spice similar to the related species wasabi and mustard. The intact horseradish root has virtually no aroma.

When cut or grated, enzymes from the broken plant cells produce a strong mustard oil. Once exposed to the air, though grating or chopping or heat the grated horseradish darkens, loses its mustard aroma and assumes an unpleasantly bitter taste.

The original taste can be preserved by adding vinegar, and so horseradish is mostly made into white to cream colored sauce.

Horseradish sauce is popular in many countries especially with roast beef, cured ham and other meats, but it can be used in a variety of other dishes such as sandwiches and salads.

One popular variation is to replace the vinegar with lemon juice or citric acid. The pungent mustard oil is not heat resistant, and so horseradish is mostly used with cold or warm food (added immediately before serving).

This article provides a set of fabulous Horseradish Sauce Recipes and tips for other uses.

Fresh Horseradish
Fresh Horseradish | Source
Horseradish can be used to make many delightful sauces and dressings. See the recipes provided in this article
Horseradish can be used to make many delightful sauces and dressings. See the recipes provided in this article | Source
Creamy horseradish sauce - delightful!
Creamy horseradish sauce - delightful! | Source

Homemade Horseradish Sauce Recipe 1

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • pinch of pepper

Places all the ingredients, apart from the vinegar, in a blender. Add about one quarter of the vinegar and start blending. Slowly add more vinegar while blending until mixture reaches the consistency you want. Don't over blend the mixture - it should have a chunky consistency. The sauce can be stored in a glass jar in the refrigerator.

Homemade Horseradish Sauce Recipe 2

  • 4 tablespoons of grated horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 teaspoons or prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup of vinegar (only add sufficient to reach the desired consistency
  • 3-4 tablespoons of cream (optional)

Grate the horseradish, and combine well with the salt, pepper, sugar and mustard. Slowly add enough vinegar to give the sauce the consistency of cream. Add the cream if desired.

Horseradish Sour Cream Sauce Recipe with Scallions

  • 1/3 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Scallions
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar, optional
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 3 tablespoons grated Fresh Horseradish (choose fresh and crisp roots; only grate just before making the sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon White Wine Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until smooth and creamy. You can use fresh lemon juice to replace some or all of the vinegar.

Horseradish Cream Sauce Recipe with White Wine Vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream

Whisk the sour cream lightly. Add the remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust the seasonings to taste. Always grate the horseradish just before adding to the mixture. You can store the sauce in the refrigerate for 1-2 days.

© 2013 Dr. John Anderson

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lesliebyars 3 years ago from Alabama

Very nice recipe hub and I'm gonna be trying it!! Voted up and useful.


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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California

There is nothing better in the world than horseradish and prime rib. I especially like the optional for the cream in your recipes. Allergic to to dairy

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