7 Things to Cook with Ginger That You'll Love ...

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7 Things to Cook with Ginger That You'll Love ...
7 Things to Cook with Ginger That You'll Love ...

Maybe you don’t use a lot of herbs and spices in the kitchen, but these things to do with ginger might just change your mind. Not only can you buy it powdered, but you can also get it fresh in the produce section of the grocery store. You’ll be amazed at how little you need to give your food a fun new flavor with very little effort. The things to do with ginger are limitless, but here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Make Stir-Fry

Make Stir-Fry Stir-fry is an ideal dish for using both powdered ginger and fresh ginger. It’s a matter of preference, but it’s one of the easiest things to do with ginger. If you’re using fresh, simply slice it up and toss into the wok with your other ingredients. If you prefer the ground version, stir it into a sauce made with soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic and sliced green onions.

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Ginger adds a warm, zesty kick to your stir-fry, which can be particularly delightful with ingredients like crisp vegetables, tender chicken, or juicy beef. Whichever protein you choose, make sure to marinate it for at least 30 minutes to infuse the ginger's flavor. When it's time to cook, keep your pan sizzling hot – this ensures every bite is as flavorful as it can be. Stir quickly to prevent anything from sticking and enjoy the dance of steam and aroma filling your kitchen. A final dash of ginger garnish will provide that fresh, spicy note that is utterly irresistible.

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Sprinkle It on Fish

Sprinkle It on Fish Ginger pairs especially well with salmon and gives it a fresh flavor you’ll love. Sprinkle a bit of ground ginger on a fillet along with soy or teriyaki sauce. Bake it until the fish flakes with a fork. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and serve it with rice or mashed potatoes and gravy.

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Bake Cookies

Bake Cookies It might sound weird to use ginger in cookies when it works so well in entrees, but ginger lends a unique taste to cookies that blends well with sweet ingredients. Simply add a ¼ to a ½ teaspoon to the dry ingredients. Use it in cookies that call for chocolate chips, dried fruit or nuts for a yummy baked treat that will leave people perplexed as to what your secret ingredient is.

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Ginger is not just for savory dishes, it can also be used to make delicious sweet treats. Cookies are one of the best ways to enjoy the unique flavor of ginger. Adding a ¼ to a ½ teaspoon of ginger to the dry ingredients of a cookie recipe will give the cookies a subtle, yet distinct flavor. The addition of ginger works especially well in cookies that contain chocolate chips, dried fruit, or nuts.

Ginger is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes. It is a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine, and is used to add a spicy, yet sweet flavor. It is also used in many desserts, such as gingerbread and ginger snaps. It can be used to make cakes, cookies, and other baked goods.

Ginger is a great way to add flavor to any dish. It can be used to add a spicy kick to savory dishes, or a subtle sweetness to desserts. It is also a great way to add a unique flavor to cookies. Adding ginger to cookie recipes is a great way to add a unique twist to a classic treat.

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Season Roasted Vegetables

Season Roasted Vegetables Roasted vegetables are a great side dish because they are low in fat, but high in nutrients. Just before putting broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes or bell peppers into the oven to roast, sprinkle them lightly with ground ginger. Add some salt and pepper and when the veggies are cooked, you’ll be delighted with the delicious flavor they have. This side pairs well with grilled chicken and steak.

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Spice up Soup

Spice up Soup Ginger pairs well with many soup ingredients and its an effortless way to ramp up the flavor of your next pot of soup. Add fresh ginger to pureed squash soup or add minced fresh ginger to chicken rice soup. It also works great in carrot and sweet potato soups. Of course, you can always add it to miso or egg drop soup for a new twist on a favorite recipe.

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Brew Hot Tea

Brew Hot Tea For times when you feel under the weather, adding ginger to your tea can help relieve symptoms that include stuffiness and congestion. As you brew a pot of hot tea, toss in fresh ginger slices. As the tea steeps, it takes on the ginger’s properties while also adding a unique flavor to your drink.

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Whip up Some Jelly

Whip up Some Jelly If you prefer homemade jelly to store bought versions, ginger is an easy way to mix up the flavors and make your toast sing. Use minced fresh ginger as you prepare your jelly, but strain out any chunks before you can it or you might end up with a mouthful that won’t taste very good. Ginger works well in citrus, rhubarb and berry jelly. Use it on waffles, pancakes and in sandwiches too.

Have you ever cooked with ginger? I really like the way it tastes with chicken. If the only ginger you’ve ever had is the pickled version in your sushi, it’s time to try something new. What do you think of ginger in food?

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