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Old 01-20-2008, 06:19 AM   #1
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What to do with a dozen huge horseradish plants?

We have about a dozen very long running large horseradish plants in our backyard, and I just dont know what all to do with it. Each year it pops up and each year we just let it go without doing anything with it.
This summer it will be back, and I am seeking ideas on uses for it. I had plans to make it into horseradish sauce and maybe sell it, but after reviewing the insurance necessary for a farmers market its not feasible.
So, aside from making some horseradish sauce, what else can I use it for? Or am I just doomed to let most of it go to waste each year?
For that matter, just how much horseradish sauce would it end up making?

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Old 01-20-2008, 06:46 AM   #2
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a neat thing we like to do is wrap Fish in the leaves and steam it, the leaves also have plenty of taste and aroma, you can put other things in there too other than fish.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:32 AM   #3
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Great idea, we eat lots of fish (per my Dr.s recommendation along with fish oil) so that should help thin it out some.
There is even a recipe Rachel Ray did on one of her shows where she wrapped them in parchment paper. I bet I could duplicate it but use the leaves instead of the parchment paper.
Thanks for your input!
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:40 AM   #4
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Great for jazzing up cole slaw. Mixed with mayo it can be used as a hamberger toping. Mixed with ketchup it's good for shrimp cocktail, Gives a bite to Bloody and Virgin Marys.
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:44 AM   #5
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To use your horseradish, peel the roots like you would ginger, and grate it.
It will eat your backyard if you let it.

Here's an article about it:

The Tasteful Garden - Growing Horseradish
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:07 PM   #6
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Maverick;
You could always box it up and send it to me!!! We go through the stuff amazingly fast!
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:19 PM   #7
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Bubba! Holy hannah! Nice to see you here...been a while.

and Hey, I'll take some horseradish too.
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:18 PM   #8
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I just might do that, sure beats letting it go to waste year after year.

I once sent some banana bread and pumpkin bread to Seatle at the request of a friend I met on AOL, so why not some horseradish! LOL.
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:05 AM   #9
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mavric272 I would love to buy a root or two or three from you as I dearly love the stuff
I hate to buy dried up roots from the market as thats is all we git around here. If interested PM me and we will make arrangements for next years crop
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:09 AM   #10
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We have about a dozen very long running large horseradish plants in our backyard, and I just dont know what all to do with it. ..... I had plans to make it into horseradish sauce and maybe sell it, but after reviewing the insurance necessary for a farmers market its not feasible.
So, aside from making some horseradish sauce, what else can I use it for? ,,,
Dig it up, cut it into 4, 6 and/or 12 inch lengths, wrap in plastic wrap and sell at the farmer's market as "fresh" horseradish ... sold that way there should be no more insurance liability requirement than any other "non-processed" garden offerings sold at the market.
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