Happiness is a freshly baked slice of salmon fish drowning in “chrayonnaise” – an evovled Jewish fusion food: beets, horseradish, and mayonnaise! Going, going, gone!
What is chrein? The versatile beet condiment that is best when topping gefilte fish. The horseradish masks the fishy taste. Mixed with equal parts of mayonnaise, you have this gloriously colored dish that will help your fish go down.
Making your own is super easy, and it freezes well for a year. Just peel and cook beets, and add raw horseradish to taste (maybe 2 Tbs to 3 lbs beets). Add vinegar or lemon juice, and honey to taste. Add some beet juice from the pot you cooked it in to make it a bit easier to chop in the food processor. That makes the ‘chrain’ traditional beets dressing for gefilte fish. Next, It freezes nicely. I defrost a small container at a time, and mix with mayonnaise as needed. It lasts for about 2 weeks in the fridge.