Enjoy the flavor and the health benefits of fresh ginger root with a variety of preparations.
Step 1: Make ginger pudding Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and melt the butter in a saucepan. Remove the melted butter from the heat and add 1 tablespoon grated ginger and half of the brown sugar. Stir it up and add the eggs, stirring after each egg. Then mix in the flour and divide the mixture between 4 ramekins.
TIP: Add an additional tablespoon of ginger for extra kick.
Step 2: Bake the pudding Combine the remaining brown sugar with 1 cup boiling water and pour it over the cake mixture in the ramekins. Loosely cover them with aluminum foil and bake them for 25 minutes, and then remove the foil and bake them for an additional five minutes. Serve the pudding hot with vanilla ice cream.
Step 3: Make tea Thinly slice a 1-inch section of ginger, put the slices in a cup, and pour boiling water over it to make ginger tea. Let the tea steep for a few minutes and serve it with honey.
Step 4: Make a ginger marinade Finely grate fresh ginger root and add it to olive oil, dried red chilies, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, and onions for a spicy, tangy marinade.
Step 5: Add flavor to favorite dishes Add a hint of ginger to your favorite recipes that use cooking oil. Slice three or four 1/8-inch rounds of ginger and whack them with the side of a knife to break up the fibers and release essential oils. Add them to the heated oil, and fry them over medium heat for about 30 seconds. Remove the ginger and use the infused oil for your recipe.
TIP: Ginger goes great with Asian recipes.
Step 6: Make ginger juice Peel and slice 1-inch sections of ginger, put them in a garlic press, and squeeze the juice out for added flavor in any dish.
Step 7: Ease discomfort Include fresh ginger in your diet to relieve discomfort caused by an upset stomach. Enjoy the varied uses of ginger.
FACT: Detroit pharmacist James Vernor created the first ginger ale in 1866 when he left his ginger-based concoction in an oak keg for 4 years while he fought in the Civil War.