Tuesday, August 26, 2008

HOW TO STORE FRESH GINGER

Fresh ginger is so much better than dried. But storing it is a problem. It dries out and even turns moldy, whether it's stored in the fridge or left out. The solution: store it in the freezer, and it will keep for months.
Here's how to do it.








First, peel the ginger completely.
I used a peeler, but later learned that a kitchen spoon does a better job getting into the nooks and crannies.






Then wrap it in plastic wrap tightly.


Put it in a freezer bag; press the air out before sealing. Write the date on the bag.
When you want ginger, remove the bag from the freezer; take the ginger out of the plastic wrap. Grate the ginger, using a microplane grater. Return the unused portion of ginger to the freezer, as before.

3 comments:

missyogini said...

Thank you! This tip hit the spot. I was making carrot soup today and didn't want to throw out the leftover ginger. Especially as expensive as food is getting these days.

Chris said...

On a related note, ginger is easily peeled by scraping it with a spoon--and the spoon is much easier to maneuver around the nooks and crannies than a vegetable peeler.

Judy said...

Chris, Thanks for your comment. I've been hearing this all over the place since I made this post, and I do intend to use a spoon next time I peel ginger.