This Spicy Horseradish Aioli recipe is a simple sauce that can be used on everything from potatoes and veggies to steaks.
We keep this sauce on hand all the times because my family loves it so much. If you make roast beef or pit beef sandwiches and don't put this horseradish aioli on it you done messed up.
Speaking of Beef checkout these recipes that would love some of this horseradish sauce on it!! Smoked Eye Round w/ Beef Au Jus, Grilled Maryland Style Pit Beef, Rotisserie Prime Rib using a Weber Kettle
Horseradish is a condiment that can be found in many forms including grated, powder or pickled and is used to make a number of sauces and dressings. Horseradish grows underground and is a close relative of mustard and wasabi.
The root is the part of the plant most commonly harvested but the leaves can be sauced or used in salads.
The Horseradish plant comes from Russia and hungry and is even referenced in greek mythology as well as Shakespeare. If you want to learn more fun facts about horseradish checkout this article from Spruce Eats.
Just a friendly PSA warning, when grating fresh horseradish with a box grater or food processor be prepared for quite strong fumes to come off the root. Enough to make dicing onions seem like feather tickle.
The finer you grate the horseradish the stronger the fumes so if you are grating it for steak use the thickest setting on the box grater to minimize.
Definitely grate large amounts of horseradish in a well ventilated area (outside even) and please not around small children.
Especially for a recipe like this there is no shame in using a prepared Horseradish. Its convenient and there's no need to cry over condiment making.
About $5 bucks on a restaurant menu LOL. But seriously, Both mayonnaise and aioli are just an emulsion of eggs and oil.
Classically an aioli would be made with garlic and lemon but nowadays the lines of culinary liberties have blurred to the point were any flavored mayonnaise can be called an aioli.
So to give you a simple answer aioli is just a fancy word for flavored mayonnaise to impress your friends or charge extra at a restaurant. And I should know, Ive been writing restaurant menus for 20 years.