Large bowl of coleslaw
Blast Coleslaw With Extra Flavor Thanks To Horseradish
To lend your next batch of coleslaw a little attitude and give it an extra kick of flavor, incorporate some peppery horseradish.
Horseradish contains a compound that stimulates the chemical receptors in the mouth and nose, causing that characteristic burst of heat that hits the sinuses.
Once horseradish is grated or chopped, this compound becomes oxidized by the air, triggering the release of its pungent aroma and taste.
The way that horseradish is chopped and prepared has a bearing on its flavor; the finer the horseradish is ground, the more intense it is.
Simply dollop a spoonful of prepared horseradish into a dressing made of neutral mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, or creme fraiche to calm the horseradish down further.