Creamed Horseradish Dill Sauce Recipe

Peeled and grated horseradish on wooden board
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 3/4 cup Sauce (6 servings)

This recipe for creamed horseradish dill sauce is a copycat version of the Tiger Dill Sauce served at Outback Steakhouse restaurants. For me, creamed horseradish sauce is a must with prime rib or any rare roast beef.

If you don't like your horseradish too hot, make the sauce a couple of days in advance and refrigerate. Horseradish loses its punch with age. Prepared bottled horseradish is usually tamer than fresh because of the vinegar used in making it.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup horseradish (fresh grated, see Note, below for tips on grating)
  • 1/2 cup cream (heavy: 36 to 40% milk fat)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dill

How to Make It

  1. Place 1/2 cup fresh grated horseradish, 1/2 cup heavy cream, and 1/8 teaspoon salt into the bowl of a small food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse until thickened to the consistency of stiff whipped cream. (Do not over-beat or you will end up with butter.)
  2. Scrape into a small bowl and fold in1 teaspoon dill weed. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight to let the flavors meld.
  3. Serve with Garlic Herb-Crusted Prime Rib Roast

    Note: Use a microplane to grate the horseradish. It's finer, faster, and easier than a box grater. The food processor doesn't chop it finely enough.

    Why Is Horseradish Hot?

    It's the volatile mustard-like oil in horseradish that brings tears to the eyes and heat to the tongue. Like mustard, the heat and fumes begin to dissipate once the cut or grated horseradish is exposed to heat (so add it at the end of the cooking process) and air (that's why you should always tightly seal a container of horseradish).

    Is Horseradish a Vegetable or a Condiment?

    Although horseradish is technically a vegetable, it is most often served as a condiment. These recipes use fresh and prepared horseradish.

    About Prepared Horseradish says prepared horseradish is grated horseradish root mixed with distilled vinegar, spices or other ingredients such as salt, sugar, cream or vegetable oil may be added. Processed horseradish varies in color from white to creamy beige. If your bottled horseradish has turned brown, it has lost its potency. Remember, to keep it hot (spicy), keep it cold (refrigerate tightly covered).

    Varieties of prepared horseradish include Cream Style Prepared Horseradish, Horseradish Sauce, Beet Horseradish and Dehydrated Horseradish

    Cocktail sauce and mustard with prepared horseradish are two more winners as accompaniments for seafood, cold cuts and hot entrées.

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 78
    Total Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 5 g
    Unsaturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 22 mg
    Sodium 89 mg
    Carbohydrates 3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 1 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)