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sauce essentials: kicked up gravy or sauce

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is not about making gravy; it is about kicking it up the gravy that you have. If you go to France, you will find lots of sauces, if you go to Great Brittan, you find lots of gravies. In many cases they are one in the same, it is just the name that changes. With that said, GB is very proud of their gravies, and whether the gravy is pork, beef, chicken, or fish, this little trick can really take it over the top. So, you ready… let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sauce essentials: kicked up gravy or sauce

  • 3 c
    gravy, already made
  • 2 Tbsp
    prepared horseradish
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black or white pepper, freshly ground to taste

How To Make sauce essentials: kicked up gravy or sauce

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    You will need a saucepan to make this recipe.
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    Prepared Horseradish versus Horseradish Sauce Prepared horseradish contains vinegar, and often salt or sugar. This helps prolong the life of the horseradish and keeps it manageable. Prepared horseradish is typically used as an ingredient in anything that calls for horseradish. It can also be used on its own as a condiment. On the other hand, horseradish “sauce” is prepared horseradish mixed with a number of other ingredients to create a creamy sauce that goes perfectly with steak and other meats. Some common ingredients found in horseradish sauce include egg yolks, sugar, corn syrup, mustard flour, cornstarch, salt, soybean oil, distilled vinegar, and lemon juice concentrate. Bottom Line If the recipe calls for prepared horseradish, DO NOT use horseradish sauce. Full Stop.
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    If you are in the market for a good gravy/sauce, you cannot beat this one:
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    You might be thinking that adding horseradish to a gravy will make it hot and spicy, but nothing is further from the truth, allowing the horseradish to simmer in the gravy for a bit of time will mellow the heat and give that gravy some awesome multi-layered earthy notes.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Take your gravy and bring it up to a light simmer, add the horseradish and stir for 5 – 8 minutes. Then, take off the heat and add the lemon juice.
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    Do a tasting for proper salt/pepper seasoning. Or, you might want to add a bit more horseradish or lemon.
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    Serve with your favorite main dishes, or just pour some over a nice pile of warm mash taters. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith and keep cooking.

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