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Dec 1, 2012 07:00 PM

horseradish - what do you do with it?

So i had a small oyster shucking party and now after everything is said and done i have 2 jars of horseradish left over: 1 normal, and 1 creamy.
i would hate to waste these, but i'm looking for some ideas - can i mix it into things? i know that it's most commonly used with beef or on a roast, but i don't eat much (if any) red meat. i've also heard it can be good mixed in with ketchup for a shrimp cocktail.
other than those 2 ideas - what else can i do with it??? any advice would be great!

i have to admit that a small part of me wants to mix it with mac and cheese b/c it might be interesting, but the rest of me feels like it would be a catastrophe. :)

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  1. Do you like gefilte fish? They go together like ham and cheese! Along the idea of mixing it in with the mac n cheese, which is a great idea, mix it in with mashed potatoes. Add a little olive oil, and you're over the top! Tastes great.

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    1. re: CookieLee

      Interesting how you reference the combo of ham and cheese in the same thought bubble as gefilte fish.

        1. re: BuildingMyBento

          yeah really!

          but hey, some people don't observe the strict rules. (smirk)

      1. You can mix it in Bloody Marys.

        I also saw a recipe for hamburgers that used horseradish. Just mix a spoonful into the ground beef before you make the patties.

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          1. re: melpy

            this is a great idea. i almost forgot about this option...but a person can only drink so much alcohol lol. thanks

            1. re: chalenegirl

              cahalene - don't be silly and I vastly prefer the heat in a bloody to come from horseradish not tabasco.

              think about borscht, it is becoming winter after all. really almost any dish that welcomes sour cream will also be hospitable to horseradish as well.

              root vegetables and roasts. stuffed into a chicken cavity with lemon and fennel could be an interesting aromatic.

              1. re: hill food

                interesting rule of thumb. i'll keep this in mind! and the root veggies sounds like a great dish actually.

        1. My go-to potato salad recipe has horseradish...

          Creamy Horseradish Potato Salad

          from Gourmet, June 2007
          serves 6

          3 lbs. small (2-inch) boiling potatoes
          1/2 cup mayonnaise
          1/3 cup sour cream
          3 Tablespoons bottled white horseradish (not drained)
          1 Tablespoon white-wine vinegar
          1 teaspoon sugar
          3/4 teaspoon salt
          1/2 teaspoon black pepper
          1/3 cup chopped fresh chives

          Boil potatoes until just tender. Cool to room temperature and quarter.

          Whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until smooth. Add chives and potatoes and stir to coat.

          1. I've folded it into mashed potatoes for an interesting kick - there's obviously the old stalwart, serving it with roast beef or tenderloin or meatloaf.

            1. Potato salad, egg salad, tuna salad, guacamole, hot dogs, cole slaw, etc. can all benefit from a bit of prepared horseradish sauce.

              Personally, I think it goes great with some rice, Chinese pork floss and a fried egg. Of course, it doesn't hurt in a PB&J sandwich, either.

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              1. re: ipsedixit

                does it matter which kind you use - normal or creamy? and would you just add to taste? im intrigued by the idea of tuna salad and HR

                1. re: chalenegirl

                  It won't really matter, unless you have a strong preference with the texture of your tuna salad.