Though mostly a steak purist—that's salt, pepper, and beef only—I've been know to dabble in toppers here and there (with the exception of steak sauce). Horseradish cream sauce is a rather new one for me, but while prepping a roast beef, it was that came to mind, plus it was a great use of my leftover homemade horseradish from last week.
Indeed, it was excellent. My inexpensive roast beef ended up needing an enhancement, and the creamy bite of the horseradish sauce added a little sharpness and slight tang that went incredibly well with the beef. The leftover sauce also works as a dip for a carrots or dolloped on a baked potato.
- Yield:Makes 1 1/2 cups
- Active time: 15 minutes
- Total time:45 minutes
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
- 1/2 cup prepared horseradish
- 2 tablespoons chives
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a medium bowl, whisk heavy cream until thickened, but not yet at soft peaks.
Fold in crème fraîche, horseradish, chives, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes before using, or transfer to airtight container and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.