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Fresh Horseradish Sauce

Makes about 2 cups

Total Time
15 mins

The fresh horseradish in this sauce makes all the pungent difference that fresh herbs do in cooking.


 4 ounces fresh horseradish root*
 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
 1 1/2 cups crème fraîche or sour cream
 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Step 1

Peel the horseradish root with a vegetable peeler. Grate finely or whirl in a food processor until finely chopped. In a small bowl, mix horseradish with vinegar.

Step 2

In another bowl, whisk crème fraîche until slightly thickened. Stir in horseradish mixture, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3

* Fresh horseradish is sold in well-stocked produce markets; if you can't find it, you can substitute 1/4 to 1/2 cup prepared horseradish and omit the vinegar. Either way, make the sauce a day ahead of time to allow the flavors to blend.

Step 4

Make ahead: 1 day; keep chilled.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes about 2 cups

Amount Per Serving
Calories 44Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.1g7%

Saturated Fat 2.6g13%
Cholesterol 9.4mg4%
Sodium 7.9mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 1g1%

Dietary Fiber 2.6g11%
Protein 0.5g1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.