Radish sauce is prepared using radishes or horseradishes and sometimes, both. Many variants of this sauce are popular in the European cuisine. In Siberia, a spicy radish sauce called Khrenovina Appetizer is served with a main course dish. In other cuisines, this sauce is served as a side dish to grilled or baked vegetables and meats.
Radish Sauce Recipes
Khrenovina Appetizer– This Siberian sauce is also known as “khrenoder” (radish-throttler) or gorloader (throat- throttler) in Russian.
Ingredients – Tomato, garlic, horseradish, salt and garlic are required to make this sauce.
Method of Preparation – The sauce is prepared by homogenizing the ingredients in blender. It is then flavored using ingredients like ground paprika, ground black pepper, vinegar, sweet bell pepper, and sugar.
Storage – This sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for a long time without using any preservatives. Increasing the amount of garlic and horseradish in the sauce will help to prolong the lifespan of the sauce.
Serving - The sauce is best served with traditional Russian meat dishes.
Radish Tartar Sauce – This sauce is considered a healthy option over other mayonnaise based tartar sauces.
Ingredients – Non-fat sour cream, mayonnaise, radish, green onions, capers, prepared horseradish, and salt are required to make this sauce.
Method of Preparation – All the ingredients are combined together by stirring and chilled for several hours before serving.
Serving – Radish tartar sauce can be teamed with most of the fish based dishes.
Radish – Yogurt Sauce – This sauce is best served as a dipping sauce with grilled vegetables.
Ingredients – Yogurt, radishes, mayonnaise and fresh dill are used in the preparation of this sauce.
Method of Preparation – The sauce is prepared by simply combining all the ingredients by stirring. The sauce is sometimes refrigerated or served immediately depending upon the individual taste preferences.
Serving – Generally the radish – yogurt sauce is served with grilled onions. Grilled onions teamed with radish –yogurt sauce is very quick to prepare and good to be served as an appetizer during parties.
Tejeles tormamartas – This horseradish sauce is a staple in most of Hungarian homes where it is teamed with boiled beef or Hungarian sausages. This sauce is distinguished with its creamy texture imparted by sour cream. Sour cream is yet another staple ingredient in most of the Hungarian kitchens.
Ingredients – Sour cream, grated horse radish, salt and sugar are required to make this sauce.
Method of Preparation – All the ingredients are combined in a small bowl through stirring and refrigerated.
Variations – The quantities of the combining ingredients can be varied for improving the flavors of the sauce. For stronger flavor, the quantity of horseradish should be increased while for a lighter flavor, the quantities of sour cream and sugar should be increased.
Serving – The sauce is best served with Hungarian beef soup, Hungarian chicken soup, and Hungarian sausage.
Radish Cream Sauce – This is a popular radish sauce recipe from India where the sauce is served as a dip for fried dishes.
Ingredients – Salted butter, eggs, salt, red chili pepper, lemon juice, cream and grated horseradish are used in the preparation of this dish.
Method of Preparation – The sauce preparation begins by beating butter and egg yolks. Red chili pepper, salt and lemon juice are added to the mixture. This mixture is cooked over the hot water bath until they turn slightly thick. The sauce is cooled and topped with radishes and whipped cream.
Serving – Variations of this sauce are popular in many European countries where it is served over poached chicken, salmon fillets, and grilled vegetables.
Variations – In Europe, the sauce is prepared using flavored vinegar, ground horseradish root, sugar, salt and dry mustard. All these ingredients for the radish sauce are blended together and kept aside for several hours before serving.