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Monday, July 27, 2015

July - National Horseradish Month


July is National Horseradish Month. Horseradish has been around for thousands of years. Grated horseradish must immediately be mixed with vinegar or else it darkens and becomes a bitter mush.
The horseradish vinegar mix, and variations on these two main ingredients, are used as a condiment for meat and fish, in sandwiches, and also in some cocktails. You can readily find horseradish root or prepared bottled horseradish products at your local grocery store. Be sure to look at the ingredient list to choose a simple preparation without sulfites as preservatives. Vinegar is all that’s needed. Today horseradish is commonly found in specialty mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup. It's used in dips and sauces too. 

Horseradish is still planted and harvested mostly by hand. In the American South, horseradish was rubbed on the forehead to relieve headaches. 


Listed below are a few recipes using horseradish:


Horseradish Cream Sauce ~ Alton Brown

Mustard Horseradish Sauce ~ Ina Garten
Sour Cream Horseradish Sauce - Deep South Dish Blog
Horseradish Dip ~ Paula Deen
Southern Style Coleslaw ~ South Your Mouth Blog
Remoulade Sauce ~ Southern Bite Blog
Horseradish & Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes ~ Tyler Florence
Crockpot Beef & Tomato Gravy ~ The Southern Lady Cooks Blog


Sources & References:
Horseradish Facts
10 Things to Know about Horseradish

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