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July Is National Horseradish Month

 

"July is National Horseradish Month and with that comes the perfect opportunity to introduce some sizzle into your menu," says The Horseradish Information Council.  The Atlanta-based trade association of horseradish processors encourages horseradish consumption from sun-up to sun-down during this summer month.

 
Horseradish highlights:

  • The 3,000-year-old horseradish plant is known as a dynamite companion to meats, such as beef, chicken, seafood and more.
     
  • Horseradish offers a special zing that few condiments can measure up to!
     
  • It's also good for you - in one tablespoon of prepared horseradish, there are zero calories and zero fat.  Be sure to review the label of your favorite prepared horseradish for other nutrition information.
     
  • Turn to The Horseradish Information Council at www.horseradish.org for the largest collection of horseradish recipes on the Web.
     

The next time you're in your favorite store, grab a jar of horseradish and get creative.  You will find that horseradish creates a flavorful kick and can be used in cocktails, dips, marinades, casseroles and more.  Take a look at how hot your days and nights can be with horseradish!

 
Kick Off your Day with a Little Horseradish

  • Dive into a delicious Bloody Mary including horseradish.
     
  • Slip a spoonful of prepared horseradish into a skillet of scrambled eggs.
     
  • Try a little on your breakfast sausage.
     

Mid-Day Snacking Ahead

  • Fill celery stalks with a mixture of 1 cup mashed avocado and 2 tsp. prepared horseradish.  Sprinkle with paprika.  Chill.
     
  • Create your own horseradish sour cream dip, as well as horseradish mayonnaise, horseradish butter and horseradish barbecue sauce.  Just add just enough horseradish to suit your personal taste. 
     
  • For a gourmet appetizer, blend horseradish with softened cream cheese.  Spread the mixture on thin slices of rare beef tenderloin and wrap around crisp-tender asparagus spears. 
     

Wrap Up the Evening with an Elegant Dinner or Even a Cookout

  • Spark up beef stroganoff with a dollop or two of horseradish.
     
  • Give corned beef brisket a new tasty tingle with a horseradish-orange glaze:  2 Tbsp. prepared horseradish, 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 C. orange marmalade, 1/2 C. mustard.
     
  • Baste ribs on the grill with a zippy combo of 2 Tbsp. prepared horseradish, 2 Tbsp. dry white wine, 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil and 1/2 tsp. hot mustard.
     
  • Make familiar "comfort foods" even more indulgent.  Add horseradish to mashed potatoes, meatloaf, applesauce served with pork roast and sour cream on your baked potato.
     

The Horseradish Information Council is comprised of eight horseradish processors working together to broaden the appeal and increase year-round usage of commercially processed horseradish and related products.  The Council's key message to consumers and foodservice users of horseradish is that this unique vegetable root, long admired for its effects on beef and seafood, is very versatile.  Visit us on the Web at www.horseradish.org for hundreds of sizzling recipe ideas and to download the brochure, "Horseradish - The Secret Ingredient."
 

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