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beef essentials: prime rib awesome sauce

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

As I pen these words, Labor Day Weekend is just around the next sunset/sunrise. This year my client requests include 6 prime ribs (plus one for me), so I decided that it was time for a new horseradish sauce. I mean, you just cannot have prime rib without it. So, since it was raining, I opened up the test kitchen windows and worked through the night. Sometimes I take a lot of photos and sometimes I feel it intrudes too much on the creative process. Next time I make a batch of this awesome sauce I will take a few more photos. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For beef essentials: prime rib awesome sauce

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin variety
  • 1/4 c
    yellow onions, grated, or finely chopped
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    sherry, dry variety
  • 1 1/4 c
    whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard i prefer grey poupon
  • 2 Tbsp
    prepared horseradish
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How To Make beef essentials: prime rib awesome sauce

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    You will need a small saucepan to make this recipe.
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    Storage of homemade condiments and spices Because homemade spices and condiments do not contain any preservatives, it is important to store them properly. Non-reactive (glass) containers with tight-fitting lids are a must. If I am making a dry spice, I love to use old spice bottles that I have run through the dishwasher. If I am doing homemade sauces, I love using Weck jars. They are all glass, come in all sizes and shapes, and have excellent leakproof lids. If you shop online, you can go to Amazon, and type in “Weck Jars” and you will find a ton of them. Dry spices should be kept in a cool space, away from sunlight (spice cabinet), and sauces, in most cases, should be stored in the fridge. If properly stored, this sauce should last 5 – 7 days.
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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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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Add the oil to a small saucepan over medium heat, add the onions and cook until softened, but not browned, about 2 – 3 minutes.
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    Add the sherry and continue to cook until it evaporates, about 2 – 3 additional minutes.
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    Add the cream, and cook until the sauce begins to thicken, about 4 – 5 minutes.
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    Add the mustard, horseradish, and vinegar, then season with some salt and pepper.
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  • So yummy
    Use straight off, or properly store until needed. Enjoy.
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