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Horseradish Cream

Recipe from Project Fire by Steven Raichlen

The secret to a great horseradish cream sauce is to grate the horseradish fresh. Look for horseradish in the produce section of most supermarkets or order it online from

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups

  • 1 piece (3 to 4 inches) fresh horseradish (½ cup diced) or ¼ cup prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, preferably Hellmann’s or Best Foods
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons heavy (whipping) cream or buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of drippings from the prime rib (optional)
  • Coarse salt (sea or kosher) and freshly ground black pepper

Step 1: If using fresh horseradish, peel it with a paring knife and cut it into ½-inch pieces. Finely chop in a food processor. (Take care not to inhale the potent fumes.)

Step 2: Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, heavy cream, soy sauce, and meat drippings (if using) to the fresh or prepared horseradish and process or stir until smooth. Work in salt and pepper to taste.


Try this recipe with Rotisserie Prime Rib

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