Monday, April 14, 2014

Cool, Creamy Horseradish Sauce

My mother has told me more than once that she isn't sure where I came from.  This statement normally follows a story that I've told her about a food experience that I've had.

Mom is a very traditional eater, hence a very traditional cook.  She is a firm believer that every supper should include a meat, starch and a green vegetable.  A little background here… Green vegetables growing up included the following: green beans which were often made with bacon grease and brown sugar or perhaps peas which were drenched in a cream sauce.  If you're guessing that the cream sauce contained sugar, you're a winner!  Don't take this as me complaining because I certainly ate those vegetable dishes right up as a child and still eat them whenever my mom makes them.  In fact, I still make the creamed peas and one day I'll share that recipe because they are delicious.

I tell you all of that because when I told her I was making a steak and topping it with a horseradish sauce she turned up her nose.  I told her during a phone conversation but I swear I heard her nose go straight up in the air.  

I love horseradish.  I'm not sure exactly how I ever ended up tasting this spicy, delectable creation but I am so glad that I did.  I'm thinking it involved Prime Rib and that would be my favorite way to enjoy this sauce but I may be dipping some carrots in it as I type this.  In fact, I may have used it in the mashed potatoes that I ate with my steak last night.  Oh yes.  Horseradish mash.  That is some good eating right there.  

If you're making Prime Rib for Easter dinner this would be a great accoutrement for your dinner table.  I topped a grilled ribeye with it.  It's so easy to throw together and it can be made a couple of days in advance.  

I ate the entire steak in one sitting and I am not embarrassed to admit it.  I worked in my yard all weekend.  We had some gloriously beautiful weather in the Bluegrass State and this time of year you have to soak it up while you have the chance.  True to form, we are expecting a "wintry mix" tonight.  Did I mention I have a sunburn?  There is just something so terribly wrong about this.

Cool, Creamy Horseradish Sauce


1 cup sour cream
2-3 tablespoons milk or cream
2-3 tablespoons ground horseradish
Black pepper

In a bowl, mix together the sour cream, milk, ground horseradish and some fresh cracked pepper.  Start with a small amount of the horseradish and adjust to taste.  


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