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horseradish - what do you do with it?

chalenegirl Dec 1, 2012 07:00 PM

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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    CookieLee Dec 1, 2012 07:07 PM

    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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      BuildingMyBento Dec 2, 2012 11:36 AM

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

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        Veggo Dec 2, 2012 11:38 AM


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          hill food Dec 2, 2012 08:54 PM

          yeah really!

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

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        Philly Ray Dec 1, 2012 07:16 PM

        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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          melpy Dec 1, 2012 08:05 PM

          +1 on the bloody marys

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            chalenegirl Dec 1, 2012 08:25 PM

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

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              hill food Dec 1, 2012 08:44 PM

              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.

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                chalenegirl Dec 1, 2012 10:09 PM

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

        2. MsMaryMc Dec 1, 2012 07:40 PM

          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.

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            ahuva Dec 1, 2012 07:55 PM

            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. ipsedixit Dec 1, 2012 07:55 PM

              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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                chalenegirl Dec 1, 2012 08:27 PM

                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

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                  ipsedixit Dec 1, 2012 08:35 PM

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

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                BBQpope Dec 1, 2012 08:06 PM

                I like creamy horseradish added to Turkey sandwiches and sometimes use it in veggie wraps in lieu of peppers to add heat.

                1. prima Dec 1, 2012 08:13 PM

                  It's good in Bloody Caesars, in place of the Tabasco.

                  I also like to mix a little with some sour cream, then stir into butter braised carrots. The original recipe I was told about involved carrots, mayo and horseradish ( http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1650,... ), but I prefer carrots, butter, sour cream and horseradish.

                  A little sour cream and horseradish is also good with beet borscht, and smoked trout.

                  Could also add a little to cauliflower cheese or other gratins.

                  I sometimes buy horseradish cheddar, which is quite good in mac & cheese. Would think a little horseradish would be nice in a home-made mac & cheese.

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                    chalenegirl Dec 1, 2012 08:26 PM

                    ohhh so my mac and cheese idea wouldn't so off!!! these are great ideas. thanks.

                  2. boogiebaby Dec 1, 2012 08:17 PM

                    I make a dill sauce for fish. Sour cream, prepared horseradish, chopped fresh dill (or dried), lemon juice, salt and pepper.

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                      Cheez62 Dec 1, 2012 08:22 PM

                      I like a dollop of regular horseradish on top of a slice of swiss or cheddar cheese. Cracker optional.

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                        chalenegirl Dec 1, 2012 08:26 PM

                        would you do this with the creamy or normal hr?

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                          Cheez62 Dec 2, 2012 06:33 PM

                          The normal stuff. I get some from an Amish bulk-food store near me that is quite potent, and I really like it. I often get some great swiss from them as well!

                      2. charles_sills Dec 1, 2012 08:27 PM

                        i love a bit of prepared horseradish in mashed potatoes.

                        1. jill kibler Dec 1, 2012 09:38 PM

                          It is a traditional addition to raclette. At our house, small boiled potatoes are mashed with a fork on your plate, gherkins are sliced and added on top of the mash, the whole is spread with either horseradish, and then a glorious slab of melted goodness-the raclette cheese-is layered on top!! Perfect on a cold day! Yummmm!

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                            hill food Dec 2, 2012 12:29 AM

                            aw jk that does sound good

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                            mscoffee1 Dec 1, 2012 10:29 PM

                            Did you see this thread?

                            1. olyolyy Dec 1, 2012 11:12 PM

                              Horseradish + mustard + mayo = tasty base for sandwich spread

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                                callmijane Dec 2, 2012 08:43 AM

                                Mix with some mayo for a sandwich spread, add to egg salad, potato salad, and mashed potatoes. It's also fabulous with roasted brussels sprouts.

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                                  luvcubs Dec 2, 2012 10:56 AM

                                  I made a cheese-ball once with horseradish in it. It was so good, there was none left to take home.

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                                    BuildingMyBento Dec 2, 2012 11:37 AM

                                    If you have roast beef and a weck, horseradish is the third and final part of that sandwich.

                                    1. Bacardi1 Dec 2, 2012 11:37 AM

                                      I use it most in "Virgin Marys", "Bloody Mary's, & cocktail sauce for seafood.

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                                        Bacardi1 Dec 3, 2012 08:59 AM

                                        Oh - forgot to add mixing it with mustard to accompany Kielbasa sausage & corned beef!

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                                        relizabeth Dec 2, 2012 12:09 PM

                                        We go through about 2 jars of horseradish a year between:
                                        -bloody (and virgin) mary's
                                        -devilled eggs
                                        -condiment with smoked trout

                                        1. suzigirl Dec 2, 2012 12:29 PM

                                          I am gonna show my white trash side (proudly) and mention the old classic sour cream and horseradish dip on ruffled plain potato chips. Creamed horseradish to taste in a pint of sour cream and a pinch of salt. Nothing fancy. I like mine hot so I put a heaping household tbs in. It is also old school I guess because you don't see it anymore

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                                            Floridagirl Dec 2, 2012 01:43 PM

                                            Grill sausages, any kind, and dip into the horseradish, yum. Also great on pot roast or leftover pot roast sandwiches

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                                              Vidute Dec 2, 2012 09:41 PM

                                              If you've been eating sushi, it's more than likely the "wasabi" that you've been served has been dried american horseradish mixed with mustard, starch and green food coloring. So, why not try making your own?

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                                                linguafood Dec 3, 2012 09:09 AM

                                                Maybe b/c the issue at hand is *using up* the two jars she has already?

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                                                  Vidute Dec 3, 2012 08:27 PM

                                                  Maybe I wasn't clear. Use the horseradish in place of “wasabi” as most “wasabi” served in America is actually regular horseradish.

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                                                    linguafood Dec 4, 2012 08:28 AM


                                              2. alkonost Dec 3, 2012 11:57 PM

                                                You could also make Chrin, which is a slavic beet+horseradish relish that goes very well with sausages, fatty cuts of meat and rich stews.

                                                1. jpr54_1 Dec 4, 2012 08:35 AM

                                                  One of my favorites for Thanksgiving is PBS "Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Sauce"

                                                  it calls for the addition of sour cream and horseradish.

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                                                    prima Dec 4, 2012 10:20 AM

                                                    thanks for mentioning it- might give it a try! http://www.npr.org/templates/story/st...

                                                  2. jpr54_1 Dec 4, 2012 02:28 PM

                                                    another recipe with horseradish-
                                                    a different take on potato pancakes (latkes) for Chanukah


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                                                      jpr54_1 Dec 6, 2012 08:24 AM

                                                      another in the NYT yesterday-
                                                      a beet spread for latkes


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                                                      Astur Dec 7, 2012 12:40 PM

                                                      Hummus. Fabulous in it.

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                                                        rasputina Dec 7, 2012 12:45 PM

                                                        Opened this expecting it to be about horseradish root and how to prepare it LOL

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                                                          erica Dec 7, 2012 02:04 PM

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