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Oct 9, 2011 01:46 PM

Recipes so I can finish a jar of horseradish for once!

Hi, I just finished cleaning out the fridge - ooh, it looks so clean! - but, for the zillionith time, I had to pitch an almost full, way-expired jar of prepared horse radish. I basically use it just for making cocktail sauce (for shrimp, crab cakes, a holiday crab dip, etc.), and not really not much else.

Does anyone have any yummy recipe ideas so I can use it up next time???

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  1. Throw some into tomato juice
    horseradish mayo for roast beef sandwiches
    Combine with sour cream or plain yogurt to garnish beef
    Mashed potatoes and bacon

    1. Ignore the expiration date. It keeps pretty much forever. I whirl the closed jar around in my outstretched arm so centrifugal force pulls the remaining contents to the bottom and nothing stays on the sides to dry out. It takes me at least 5 years to finish a jar.

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      1. re: greygarious

        wow! really? oh well, i'm still going to try some of these recipes with my new jar. thanks, everyone!

        1. re: greygarious

          I find that after a few months, the bite is gone, although you can continue to use it. But once it starts turning brown, the bottle is gone too.

          I put in stews, chili or anything that is already a bit spicy, to make it hotter but less sharp. Also have been making cole slaw a bit more Asian lately, and use horseradish in place of wasabi. Actually you can use it anywhere in place of wasabi.

          1. re: coll

            I add a little horseradish to regular, mayonnaise based, cole slaw for a little zing.

        2. make a crust for red meat: Mix the horseradish with panko crumbs and parsley (a little olive oil if you need), and depending on how much you have, you can place it on some lamb chops, steaks, beef roast (I've seared a tenderloin, then coated and roasted on high heat, and it added a delicious crunch.

          but what greygarious said- the expiration date is meaningless on this item.

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          1. re: caviar_and_chitlins

            Along these lines, I would go with this recipe:


            Absolutely amazing.

          2. New England Bean Dip. Add a little extra horseradish.

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            1. re: jmcarthur8

              New England Bacon and Horseradish Dip.

              Mayo/sour cream base, homemade bacon bits from hickory smoked bacon, horseradish, sliced scallions, a little Dijon mustard, a splash of Worcestershire sauce and a squeeze of lemon. Hot sauce optional. Great with shrimp, chicken wings, smoked fish, bagel chips, toasted baguette, etc.

              As greygarious wrote, don't throw it out. Horseradish is almost forever.

              1. re: bushwickgirl

                That sounds like it would be good on a burger or a salad (raw or cooked) as well.

                1. re: mscoffee1

                  Add a little buttermilk and you've got a nice zippy salad dressing.