Horseradish – potato – grey shrimp – Hippo Tops, Food Pairing
Horseradish, known for its strong and sharp flavour, is one of the traditional spices in the Eastern and Mediterranean regions of Europe.
Horseradish, known for its strong and sharp flavour, is one of the traditional spices in the Eastern and Mediterranean regions of Europe. Apart from being a standard accompaniment to beef and oyster, horseradish serves as a great complement to many ingredients. Via the Foodpairing Tool, we've combined it with potato and grey shrimp, a classic Belgian combination.
The traditional Belgian dish calls for mashed potatoes. However, we are doing it the Italian way this time round by making a potato risotto! The preparation method is similar to the traditional method of preparing a risotto, except that we are replacing rice with potatoes. Bresc Horseradish puree is then added to give a tinge of spiciness.
Hippo Tops, a spicy type of watercress that still grows wild in Europe and Asia, adds crunch and highlights the floral aromas in horseradish.