I'm serious: this is a Killer Paleo Horseradish recipe. It's delicious. And hot. And dangerous. But not poisonous.
Let me explain. I was making my own paleo horseradish for the first time and the vinegar I decided to use was coconut vinegar. I know: I’d never heard of coconut vinegar before either, so I had to use it. I tried a little bit of it in a spoon and it was super potent!
I grated the horseradish, combined my ingredients in a bottle and shook it. Nothing out of the ordinary about that. So far so good.
I NEVER do this, EVER, but this one time I opened the jar and instead of wafting to smell it like I should have, I stuck my nose right in there and took a big sniff.
This was not smart.
My airways immediately spasmed closed and there was NO air moving in or out of me! I was on my tip toes, grasping the edge of the sink, white-knuckled, thinking, “This is it. This is how it ends!” It may have been the lack of oxygen getting to my brain, but I think I started to make peace with the reality that I was going to die right there at the sink. I was finally able to gasp and gulp some air, followed by the most violent coughing that lasted for what seemed like forever, but I believe was 10 minutes. When all was said and done I was certain that I had either herniated something or cracked a rib (I had reason to suspect this, but that's a story for another time…).
I lived to tell the tale, share the story and the recipe, ended up being alright and (more importantly) the paleo horseradish was the best I’d ever had.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. And don't forget to experiment with different sauces (mustard, etc.). By the way, do you have any entertaining near-death food-experiences? Share 'em below!
And if you're participating in the 30-day Paleo Challenge with us? How's it going so far? I'm loving it, thanks for asking, haha!
- 1 cup horseradish root (peeled and grated)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup coconut vinegar (or white vinegar)
- 1/4 cup water
- Blend all ingredients together and refrigerate.
DO NOT sniff the container that you have this in (see the story above).
Wanna know more about horseradish, like how to keep it hot, how to control how hot the mixture is, etc., give this a quick read.
- Category: Condiment