a kinder, gentler horseradish sauce

★★★★★ 7 Reviews
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By Andy Anderson !
from Wichita, KS

You can’t have a good prime rib, without a good horseradish sauce… full stop. If you’re like me, you enjoy the kick of a good horseradish sauce. However, you don’t want it overpowering the flavor of the dish. This recipe creates a creamy sauce with some of the usual suspects, like horseradish, and sour cream, but the addition of lemon juice, Dijon, mustard, and a few other ingredients raises this simple sauce to a higher level. It’s excellent on beef, as well as a pick-me-up for vegetables. Give it a try; I think you’ll enjoy it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a nice and mild horseradish sauce. It has a bit of tang that's refreshing. Lemon adds freshness to the sauce and balances the flavors. Horseradish sauce goes well with almost everything. Steak, roast beef, veggies, and you can't have prime rib without it. This sauce will be delicious drizzled over your holiday roast. A great addition to your holiday table.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 7 Reviews
serves 2-3
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For a kinder, gentler horseradish sauce

  • 1 tsp
    fresh chives, minced
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon zest, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    capers, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    pure horseradish
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream

How To Make a kinder, gentler horseradish sauce

  • All ingredients, except chives, in a bowl.
    1
    Whisk all the ingredients together, with the exception of the chives.
  • Jar of prepared fresh horseradish.
    2
    Chef's Note: For this sauce to work, it needs a really good "pure" horseradish. You might even go crazy, buy some horseradish plant and grate your own. However, if you do remember one thing. Once exposed to air, if not used immediately or mixed in vinegar, the grated mash darkens, loses its pungency, and becomes unpleasantly bitter-tasting. I HATE it when that happens.
  • Salt, pepper, and chives added to the sauce.
    3
    Season with salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Finally, add the chives and stir to incorporate. Chef's Note: Salt is an interesting ingredient... we love what it does to dishes, and in some cases, the addition of salt can make some dishes taste (to our brain) sweeter. But watch how much you add. In a sauce, the addition of salt can intensify over time. So, watch how much you add.
  • Horseradish sauce ready to chill.
    4
    Cover and allow to rest in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour to give the ingredients a chance to get to know each other.
  • A bowl of Kinder, Gentler Horseradish Sauce ready to serve.
    5
    Serve with your best roast beef, prime rib, or over vegetables for that added kick. Enjoy Keep the faith, and keep cooking…
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