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Ginger - heaps and heaps of the stuff.

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jellyjelly Sun 07-Aug-11 20:56:09

I have a bag full of ginger but not sure what I can do with it? Have made a dressing so far and i dont like ginger cake and we dont eat curry/dhals etc. . Not sure how to preserve it. Any ideas will be appreciated

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 07-Aug-11 20:59:19

Powdered ginger? You can freeze it to keep it fresh for longer.

You can freeze it then just chop off what you need.
Jamie Oliver has a nice ginger beer recipe.
Do you like stir fries?

supadupapupascupa Sun 07-Aug-11 21:00:56

A little in a stir fry is good. Or put some in some apples for a lovely pie filling. I would have thought you could freeze it....

jellyjelly Sun 07-Aug-11 21:02:36

How do you powder the ginger, bad kitten? Can you freeze it whole, do i need to blanche it at all.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 07-Aug-11 21:03:36

oh if its whole ginger then just freeze it whole and grate what you need when you need it.

supadupapupascupa Sun 07-Aug-11 21:03:44

rhubarb and ginger Jam is gorgeous

jellyjelly Sun 07-Aug-11 21:07:11

Thank you for all the help.

Thistledew Sun 07-Aug-11 21:11:36

I always fancied making crystallised ginger . It is supposed to be very good for nausea so would make a great gift for a pregnant friend.

storminabuttercup Sun 07-Aug-11 22:17:11

send some to me, we seem to be using tons of the stuff at the min.

its used in my sweet and sour recipe (when i say 'my' i mean simon rimmers, and i have just made a marinade

i have frozen it and grated before too

i think you can freeze it grated in ice cube trays too

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