Monday, March 19, 2012

Horseradish~Digging it up & preparing

There's nothing better to me than a great horseradish sauce, especially when you make up a steak sauce that you put fresh horseradish in. I love growing it because it's one of those plants that you just plant~remember to water occasionally and just let it be. You don't have to baby this plant...it just grows!



When its time to harvest, you just dig it up. It must be dug up because it can not be pulled up since it is tubers.


The first time I made horseradish sauce, I searched high and low on the internet looking for what to do. It's really very simple.
Here is what you will need:
10" piece of horseradish
2 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp white vinegar
Pinch of salt
Utensils~Knife, potato peeler, food processor.



Dig up about a 10" piece of horseradish, take off the leaves and wash your tuber. Then peel with a potato peeler, then cut up into small pieces. Put into food processor and add water. Process it unto ground up. (Be careful when removing lid as horseradish is very potent and will burn your eyes and sinus's. Keep face away when removing lid). I made our batch outside so not to breathe the fumes to bad or smell up the house. After it is ground add the vinegar and puree to combine. That's it~remove your freshly made horseradish sauce and put into a jar. Can store in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.
Note: I always do more than 1 10" piece of horseradish, then double or triple recipe accordingly.



I like to take the sauce and combine it with mayo, cream cheese, sour cream and Worcestershire sauce to make a great tasting steak sauce, Yum-mo! I don't have a recipe for this, its just something that I whip up. I do about equal amounts of cream cheese and sour cream, 1 Tbsp or so of mayo, 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce and a couple of Tbsp of horseradish sauce. Stir it all to combine.

If you haven't tried growing horseradish you should give it a try. Very simple to do and the flavor is great to add to many dishes. 

I'm linking this up at:
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Wow Us Wednesday
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From the Heart,

Jana

2 comments:

  1. OMGosh Jana now I know where horseradish comes from!I always thought it was made out of radishes lol. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  2. My husband and I both love horseradish...I didn't realize it was so easy to grow! Your recipe sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing! :)

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