Use horseradish powder when you are looking for some sharp biting zing in a sauce. Horseradish powder is a hot, spicy powder that is typically blended into egg or cream based sauces, most commonly sour cream or mayonnaise and the end result is a potent and hot dipping sauces.
With qualities similar to mustard, horseradish also has pungent volatile oils. When cooking horseradish, the spiciness is reduced as these oils evaporate. This is why you are more likely to find horseradish in uncooked sauces. If however, you are looking for a hint of horseradish without the bite you can add a dash of the powder in cooked sauces.
Where horseradish really shines is when it is partnered with beef, especially roast beef or prime rib, which are often served with a side of horseradish sauce. Having horseradish power on hand, allows you to create your own sauce tailored to your taste preferences and these are certainly fresher tasting as well. Simply add horseradish powder to sour cream or crème fraiche for a savory and spicy sauce.
For a biting and thick horseradish sauce, use 1 part powder with 3 parts water. For a thinner sauce add some lemon juice, vinegar or plain yogurt. For dipping sauce for shrimp, use 1 cup of ketchup and 2 tablespoons horseradish powder. For an even hotter mustard sauce that is ideal for sushi, combine horseradish powder with Chinese mustard and vinegar.
Serving Size 1 Teaspoon, Amount Per Serving: Calories 0, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sat. Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g (0% DV), Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 0mg (0% DV), Total Carb.4g (1% DV), Dietary Fiber <3g (3% DV), Sugars <1g, Protein 0g (0% DV), Vitamin D 0mcg (0% DV), Calcium 35.1mcg (2% DV), Iron 0.036mg (0% DV), Potassium 2740mg (60% DV) Percent Daily Values DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.