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Old 03-05-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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Question Substitute for Preserved Ginger

Is there something I can substitute for this ingredient? What is the flavor profile the black-eyed peas recipe is trying to create by using it? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:29 PM   #2
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Is the preserved ginger sugared or pickled?
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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The recipe just lists 1/4 cup preserved ginger, chopped. I doubt in this case if it is referring to sugared ginger.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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Hmm. Not sure what you mean by preserved ginger. I have candied ginger and pickled ginger, as well as a frozen ginger root for slicing and grating. Ginger has such a distinct flavor. It would be hard to swap it out. Fresh sliced gingerroot? Powdered ginger, which has a totally different taste?
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The biggest hits I get on this recipe are these:

Black-Eyed Peas with Ginger Recipe
Black-Eyed Peas with Ginger Recipe from CDKitchen.com

I love fresh ginger and haven't used preserved ginger. I'll suggest you use an amount of less of fresh, grated ginger. Perhaps 2 tablespoons, or more if you like ginger.

My basis is that 1/4 cup (per the recipes) is = to US 4 tablespoons, and I surmise that preserved ginger is less potent.

I make my own crystallized ginger. I doubt the crystallized ginger would be any kind of substitute. It is nothing like fresh, and not usable IMO except in baking breads, cookies or desserts. (Or munching, which is why I make mine.)

IMO powdered ginger has no application except in baking. (Cookies, cakes, etc. IMO totally useless in savory recipes.)

The recipes look delicious!
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:59 PM   #6
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Is there something I can substitute for this ingredient? What is the flavor profile the black-eyed peas recipe is trying to create by using it? Any help is greatly appreciated.
It's hard to decide without seeing the recipe, can you at least link to it? What other than the ginger is in there?
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:28 AM   #7
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Preserved ginger description here:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...FANMrWKNHPAI7A
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