I found horseradish.
You probably didn’t realize it was missing.
You have probably heard the ‘horror’ stories of people moving to foreign countries and not being able to find such American staples as sour cream and peanut butter, both of which, in some form, (usually better) are readily available in most of Europe.
No one ever complains about missing horseradish.
I did…. for years. No longer. I found it.
Without it how is one to make a proper Shrimp Cocktail?
Prawns with Mary Rose Sauce is all very nice, in a genteel old lady sort of way, but when one wants a sauce with some kick for their crustaceans one needs horseradish.
And I found some….
It was in the British Aisle of the local supermarket… And I have to admit it’s a bit bland for horseradish.
The stuff I used to buy in the US doubled as a nasal decongestant when I had a cold – open lid, sniff, head cleared instantaneously.
This stuff I can actually eat straight from the jar. Okay, a tiny bit, but you get the point.
The flavor is their, however, I just need to use more.
And, now that I found it I have to use it…. So I can quickly buy more so that the store will continue to stock it.
One has to be careful with these non-standard items, we learned in Andorra.
Case in point: the local store bought a case or two of barbecue sauce. We expats were so thrilled that we all stocked up immediately, cleaning out the inventory in a matter of days. The store, thinking they were on to something, bought lots more…. Which sat on the shelf for years because all of us who used it had our own well-stocked shelves. It went passed it’s expiry date, the store had to get rid of it and never stocked it again.
We expats walk a fine line.
The recipe, Turkey with Horseradish Sauce,, has been updated, nutrition information added, and re-posted here: Turkey Cutlets with Horseradish Sauce.