How to lift up beef from great to something extra-special? Mix up a quick mix of horseradish and whipped cream, it adds just a touch of rich bite.
For readers who are following along, Horseradish Whipped Cream for Beef is the last recipe for a traditional English Christmas dinner menu that features Perfectly Cooked Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding and of course, the grand finale, Christmas Trifle. You'll find the complete menu and links to all the recipes at Perfectly Cooked Roast Beef.
Good meat, cooked simply. Fresh vegetables, also prepared with simplicity. A spectacular salad, lots of crunch and color, a simple tangy dressing – and maybe a conversation-stopping dessert, likely simple too. To me, these are the elements of a special-occasion meal, whether for two or twenty, whether the “occasion” is just another good day or something that merits mention on the calendar.
But then there’s serendipity, an inescapable magic, the mood, the company, the conversation, the laughs. It’s so often the little things, ones you can’t predict or produce, organize or orchestrate.
Food-wise, little things often count too. Good meat needs little adornment but somehow? A spoonful of Horseradish Whipped Cream elevates a good piece of meat just one more notch. It’s indispensable with roast beef but I’ve learned to mix a quick batch whenever serving beef. It’s familiar and unexpected both at once.
HORSERADISH WHIPPED CREAM for BEEF RECIPE
Time to table: 10 minutes
Makes 1-1/4 cups, about 10 servings
- 1/4 cup (62g) horseradish
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon dried mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped
Drain extra liquid from horseradish by pressing through a strainer – don’t skip this step, otherwise, the whipped cream will be watery. Add all remaining ingredients except cream, then fold in whipped cream.
Serve with roast beef, beef tenderloin, grilled steaks, even spread on roast-beef sandwiches. etc.
MAKE-AHEAD TIPS May be made a day or two ahead, keeps for a week or more.
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A Traditional English Christmas Dinner
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