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Wasabi-Beet Sauce

Yield MAKES SIX 4-OUNCE JARS
Serve this sauce with boiled beef, pot roast, shrimp, mackerel, chicken, gefilte fish or grilled swordfish.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds medium beets
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons wasabi powder
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • Salt

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Put the beets in a baking dish, cover with foil and bake for about 1 hour, or until tender. When cool enough to handle, peel the beets and cut into wedges.

  2. In a small saucepan, boil the orange juice until reduced by half, about 8 minutes. Add the sugar and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Whisk in the wasabi powder, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

  3. In a blender, combine the beets and orange juice mixture and blend until smooth. Transfer the sauce to a bowl, stir in the zest and season with salt. Transfer to jars and refrigerate.

  4. Make Ahead: The sauce can be refrigerated for 1 month.