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    • noname123
    • By noname123 18th Apr 17, 10:14 AM
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    Uses for fresh ginger
    • #1
    • 18th Apr 17, 10:14 AM
    Uses for fresh ginger 18th Apr 17 at 10:14 AM
    I accidentally ordered 1kg of fresh ginger instead of 1 piece

    I usually only use it for garnishing cocktails . Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can use it all up (without becoming ver, ver, ver drunk)?
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 18th Apr 17, 10:16 AM
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    Homemade Ginger beer, use it in marinades & stir fry sauces
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 18th Apr 17, 10:19 AM
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    That's a LOT of ginger.... many curries start off with ginger. Then there's cake and biscuits and lashings of ginger beer.

    It'll freeze too ... but once it's in suspended animation you might struggle to get round to feeling like doing something with it.

    Never eaten it, so no idea if it's nice or nasty:

    With 1Kg of ginger... it'd mean you'd also be eating 1Kg of sugar
    • carolbee
    • By carolbee 18th Apr 17, 11:04 AM
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    Good grated into rhubarb for crumble.
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    • By VfM4meplse 18th Apr 17, 11:06 AM
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    That's a LOT of ginger.... many curries start off with ginger. Then there's cake and biscuits and lashings of ginger beer.
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    • By chella 18th Apr 17, 11:30 AM
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    I grate it and use it in Lemonades and drinks etc.

    Hot water in the morning, slice of lemon and grated ginger. Gets the system going.

    Lemon and raspberry sorbet (or any other fruit really)

    It is lovely grated and used when making a crumble.

    Lemon and ginger sponge cake.

    If I have left overs, I grate it up and freeze it.

    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 18th Apr 17, 1:03 PM
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    I freeze mine and grate from frozen.

    Also a slice in hot water is a nice alternative to fruit teas
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    • By Tiddlywinks 18th Apr 17, 1:36 PM
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    Wow - now I'm inspired to buy more myself.
    • Artytarty
    • By Artytarty 18th Apr 17, 2:08 PM
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    I add a few slices of ginger to my soups for warmth.
    Also finely grated into a salad dresssing of oil and vinegar.delish!
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    • christineperseus
    • By christineperseus 18th Apr 17, 2:32 PM
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    10% / 90% thick honey - wonderful
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 18th Apr 17, 2:47 PM
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    If you also have a surfeit of marrows, marrow and ginger jam is lovely.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 18th Apr 17, 4:55 PM
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    I always freeze ginger and then grate from raw. It gets used mainly in Indian and Chinese dishes. A lot of recipes call for 1" of root ginger or a thumb sized piece of ginger.

    I don't even bother peeling before grating as the skin tends to stay on the outside of the grater and the ginger on the inside (I use a box grater).

    Last edited by joedenise; 18-04-2017 at 5:54 PM.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 18th Apr 17, 5:06 PM
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    I take my tea black, like Guinness, no sugar nor milk, a wee slice of ginger just to infuse takes the bitterness off the tea, sometimes I add a squirt of lemon juice.

    I prefer it that way than the fruity/flavoured tea bags that are quite insipid, in my opinion.
    Last edited by frugalmacdugal; 19-04-2017 at 5:47 AM.
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    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 18th Apr 17, 10:12 PM
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    You can dry it and make your own ground ginger -

    peel and slice the fresh ginger, then put on a baking tray in a very low oven (about 120C) for about 2 hours. Then use a pestle and mortar to grind it. It should keep for quite a while in an airtight container.
    • auntymabel
    • By auntymabel 18th Apr 17, 11:54 PM
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    Ginger curd
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    • Anne_Marie
    • By Anne_Marie 19th Apr 17, 7:23 AM
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    Ginger cordial is lovely and warming. A friend gave me some lemongrass and ginger cordial, which she said goes lovely with gin and tonic. I had a bit of a chest infection at the time, so had it with boiling water.
    Ginger and lemon cordial sounds equally as nice, but not tried it yet.
    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 19th Apr 17, 8:09 AM
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    You can add a square inch of ginger to a smoothie or green juice.

    You get all the health benefits of the ginger in its raw form too.
    • Corona
    • By Corona 21st Apr 17, 2:01 PM
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    Digestive mix
    I used to have almost constant indigestion and an Ayurvedic recipe for this is:

    3 tsp fresh grated ginger
    3 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
    2 tsp clear honey
    1 pinch turmeric

    Mix together well and take 1 teaspoon of the mix 20-30 mins before a meal. Can really recommend this - it made a big difference for me.

    (If you want to make more of the mix up and take it for a few weeks, which I did, you can always substitute the teaspoons for tablespoons, just keep to the same ratios - but you still only take 1 teaspoon before meals).
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 21st Apr 17, 2:59 PM
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    That sounds tasty.

    Can it be taken just as an 'if or when needed' after meals?

    Suppose it'll keep in the fridge for a few weeks.
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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 21st Apr 17, 4:48 PM
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    If I had this problem I'd be thinking of making stem ginger - lots of recipes on the net.
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