My favourite new product of recent times is Prepared Horseradish from a company called Finos.
I met the owner, Martin Wickman, recently, at The Taste of Cape Town and was really impressed with the quality and pureness of his products.
Martin hails from Sweden, and lived in Zimbabwe for 25 years before relocating here five years ago. He and his family settled in Sedgefield, on the Garden Route.
He was a restaurateur in Harare, and also made horseradish products. So it was logical for him to commence making his products again when he got to South Africa.
I have tried his prepared horseradish, which is simply horseradish mixed with some salt and vinegar. It keeps for two months in the fridge once opened.
You would use it as a condiment on smoked fish or on beef. I mix it with sour cream or double cream and a squirt of lemon juice.
I guarantee you once you taste fresh horseradish you will never eat the mass produced stuff in jars again.
Martin, no surprise, is a fanatic, and has it for breakfast, mixed with yoghurt and on his muesli.
His son mixes it with cream cheese and puts it on toast.
Martin also makes a horseradish cream sauce. He sells in the market in Sedgefield and in Port Elizabeth. He mails orders all over the country, and plans to come to Cape Town in September to find sales and distribution outlets. Can chefs please note!
I can’t wait, I’ve nearly run out of my supply of 4 tubs that I bought at Taste of Cape Town.
250 ml, R40
125 ml, R25
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