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Wasabi-Beet Sauce

  • SERVINGS: MAKES SIX 4-OUNCE JARS
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

Serve this sauce with boiled beef, pot roast, shrimp, mackerel, chicken, gefilte fish or grilled swordfish.

  1. 2 pounds medium beets
  2. 1 cup fresh orange juice
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 3 tablespoons wasabi powder
  5. 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  6. Salt
  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.
Make Ahead The sauce can be refrigerated for 1 month.