November 14, 2018

Making Prepared Horseradish

If you love spicy foods and dishes with an extra flavorful kick, then consider making your own prepared horseradish.

Horseradish, Amoracia rusticana, is a hardy perennial herb that has been cultivated since antiquity. It's easy to grow and is best harvested in the fall, winter, and early spring when the soil is still very cool. Cool soil promotes the formation of compounds that give horseradish roots their pungency. My gardeners recently harvested a bounty of horseradish from my garden. It was then cleaned and stored in the refrigerator until I made a large batch of “prepared horseradish” - it was delicious.

Here are some photos.