Fermented Beets and Horseradish Relish

Finely grated fresh beets and horseradish is a great combination that goes well with cold meat cuts. Horseradish is a root crop, grown for the pungent roots. They contain highly volatile oils with a sharp flavor. Grind fresh horseradish in a well-ventilated room. The fumes from grinding are potent. If you use a manual grater expect to cry a lot! Beets will color your hands purple, so use gloves.

Ingredients Metric US
beets 700 g 1.54 lb
salt, 2.5% 25 g 4 tsp
horseradish 200 g 0.5 lb
caraway seeds 1 tsp
sugar 15 g 1 Tbsp
  1. Wash and rinse beets to get rid of dirt but don't scrub the outside or peel them. Slice or grate.
  2. Do the same with horseradish.
  3. Mix everything with spices, salt and sugar.
  4. Pack in a container. Place weight on top.
  5. Ferment, preferably around 68° F (20° C), for about 2 weeks. Serve with lemon wedges.
Horseradish and beets


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