STEAK WITH LEMON-ORANGE HORSERADISH BUTTER
We are very fortunate to live in a wonderful area where we are abound of specialty grocery stores. My all times favorite is AJ’s Purveyors of fine foods. As soon as the doors are opening, you are entering this magical place where your imagination and creation is awaken. I feel as I am transported back to Europe where each and every small specialty grocery stores is inviting you in.
I love to start by going directly to the fruits and vegetables department. The presentation alone gets me going and recipes are rushing to me. Most of all I just start getting creative and by touching and seeing all those wonderful fresh produce in front of me, I cannot resist to try new things. Once the vegetables and dessert, in the form of fresh fruit obviously, are selected and placed in my basket, I stroll along each isle to see what jumps at me.
It is therapeutic and rewarding on founding a great little pearl to cook with. My special pearl last night was “ Double Trouble Citrus” Horseradish by Great Roots, www.grateroots.com .
The young lady representing the product loved what she was doing and started sharing recipes with me. We spoke the same language. I ended up buying two jars and could not wait to get home to try them out.
As I was planning to have steak, I quite did not know how to incorporate it with the meal. And then it came to me: mix it with the butter and served it as it is done in restaurants. The recipe was created as I was going along. The horseradish gave it a nice kick and the added lemon juice infused the butter even more. The recipe I made was more than needed, therefore I have saved it in the freezer for the next time.
A simple side salad with shredded carrot, and sliced mushroom was the perfect pairing. I enjoyed a nice glass of Cabernet. For desert, fresh strawberries with sugar.