Saturday, March 24, 2012

Horseradish Mayonnaise

I'm hosting Weekend Herb Blogging and this week I'm welcoming the return of horseradish.

horseradish© by Haalo


At easter time, it's good to know that besides chocolate, horseradish comes into season and if you're taking the opportunity to indulge, you should note that horseradish loses its pungency with heat so it's best used in cold/cool dishes if you wish to experience those sinus clearing properties.

I've decided to keep my recipe simple and highlight the flavour by creating a tangy horseradish mayonnaise.

horseradish mayonnaise© by Haalo


Horseradish Mayonnaise

1 egg yolk
sea salt
125mls neutral oil (not olive oil)
finely grated fresh horseradish, to taste
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, to taste


Place the egg yolk and a pinch of crushed sea salt flakes into a bowl - whisk until combined.

Add a drop of oil at a time, whisking constantly until the mixture starts to thicken - you can then drizzle it at a steady pace as you whisk.

Once all the oil has been absorbed keep whisking until it looks glossy. The amount of horseradish you'll need will depend on how hot you like your food and how hot the horseradish is. It's best to add a little at a time, tasting as you go until it is just how you like it - I used about 2 tablespoons. Finish off with a little vinegar for balance.

Store in the fridge in a sealed container until ready to use. Before using, stir through a little more grated horseradish as the potency will mellow in the fridge.

This is a great alternative to aioli - toss it through just warm new potatoes for a fantastic salad or team it  with smoked salmon.



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4 comments:

  1. This would be glorious in salads, with that wonderful bite of horseradish!

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  2. What a beautiful photo of the horseradish, Haalo!
    A love horseradish, and since I make my own I'm even happier! :-D
    Will try you mayonnaise at once!
    baciusss

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  3. The real thing, how terrific you can get that. Maybe I could grow it here if I can get hold of some roots. Will have to ask at our farmer's market.

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  4. Sounds delicious! I really need to use fresh horseradish more often!

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