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Jul 30, 2007 01:43 PM

Horseradish sauce?

When we were in Scotland, we ate a lot of smoked salmon and smoked trout. One place we were at served it with a mound of horseradish sauce, but it didn't have a huge bite so it must have been cut with a lot of something else. What do you think the something else was? Sour cream? Mayo? Whipped cream? It didn't have much tang to it, like I would expect with sour cream, but it was really good.

Anyone have a good, easy recipe for a horseradish sauce? I think I'd like something tamer than what you would serve with prime rib.


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  1. Here are 2 from epicurious...both sound good and I may have to try it!
    1 1/2 cups crème fraîche or sour cream
    1/2 cup prepared white horseradish
    6 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
    4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

    This one is for a salmon dish...
    3/4 cup sour cream
    1/4 cup mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons prepared white horseradish
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1 teaspoon soy sauce

    1. What i learned from an old BF's German mom was to whip heavy cream and fold in horseradish and then freeze. Serve it frozen with rare roast beef. Heaven on a plate

      1. I've done it with sour cream and with greek yogurt.

        1. And for the lazier solution--Boar's Head pub-style horseradish sauce sounds like what you describe and is yummy.

          1. I make a horseradish cream sauce at the restaurant that we serve with both a hot roast beef sandwich we call the Galway Hot Beef Roll, as well as sliced cold beef tenderloin on the brunch buffet. I dont have exact measurements because I eyeball everything except when baking. But its very easy, 3 ingredients:

            sour cream or creme fraiche
            prepared white horseradish

            Equal parts sour cream and mayo, add horseradish to taste. Spicy and cool at the same time.