Prepared Horseradish & Horseradish Sauce

Have you ever made your own prepared horseradish?  It’s truly quite simple and very good.  Of course, prepared horseradish is not the same as horseradish sauce but it is a key ingredient.

Horseradish is a perennial plant of the family Brassicaceae.  It is a root vegetable used as a spice and prepared as a condiment.  The plant is believed to be native to Southeastern Europe and Western Asia and is commonly used worldwide.  The plant is very easy to grow.  Many Kosher markets carry the root in their produce department, especially around Passover as this is part of the Seder plate.  Simple take a piece of the root and plant in full sun a few inches below the soil.  Do this and you’ll have Horseradish for years to come!