|Raw horseradish. Pretty ugly, isn't it? Photo Credit: SXC|
Ketchup. Barbecue. Mustard. Mayonnaise. Horseradish. I really enjoyed them all--and even mixed a few of them together.
My favorite by far was horseradish sauce. Maybe I liked it because it was nicknamed "horsey" sauce and I have a thing for big, lovable equines. I'm not sure.
But, it wasn't until maybe a few years ago that I wondered what horseradish sauce is actually made of.
First of all, horseradish isn't a radish or made of (gasp!) horse. It's a root from the Brassicaceae family of perennials. Cousins of the horseradish include the equally spicy wasabi and flavorful mustard.
To make horseradish sauce, the raw root is washed, peeled and chopped into small pieces. It's then placed in a food processor with vinegar, water and a pinch of salt and blended until a sauce forms.
Do you like horseradish sauce? How do you eat it? I admit, I still like to use it as a french fry dip!
Until Next Time,
Whole Foods Living