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Old 02-10-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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Help! What do I use this Ginger for?

I love Ginger! I use fresh ginger to make tea or ginger beer, ground ginger for baking and pickled ginger for sushi.

I bought a jar of this on sale, it's got oil in it so using it for drinks won't work. Any tasty ideas?



I know I can use it in stir fry but I don't make it often. I prefer ginger in sweet foods and drinks but I would love interresting savoury ideas too!

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P.S Can I use this in baking? Like for cookies and ginger bread....
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If the recipe calls for shortening of any sort, I don't see why not since this product has oil in it. You would have to adjust your recipe on the shortening part. Other wise, the cookies (I would think) will spread out really thin.
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I'd use it for marinating chicken/pork. I love ginger on both! Add a bit of garlic, some soy sauce and perhaps some honey and let it sit for several hours then cook! I'd store the open jar in the fridge or freeze it ice cube trays. Looks like quite a bargain!
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If the recipe calls for shortening of any sort, I don't see why not since this product has oil in it. You would have to adjust your recipe on the shortening part. Other wise, the cookies (I would think) will spread out really thin.
Thanks Addie I'll give it a go! I know how to use ginger but it's the first time I've bought this "jarred stuff" It contains vegetable oil, citric acid, salt and sugar. It cost me less that a plain loaf of bread so I will try it ! Maybe even go buy more if I like it. It only expires in 2015 so it's convenient to have in the pantry.
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I'd use it for marinating chicken/pork. I love ginger on both! Add a bit of garlic, some soy sauce and perhaps some honey and let it sit for several hours then cook! I'd store the open jar in the fridge or freeze it ice cube trays. Looks like quite a bargain!
Thanks for the ideas It says on the jar that it should be refridgerated after opening and the store owner says it lasts a few months in the fridge (just like other preserves)

Maybe it could work well in salad dressing or perhaps dipping sauce for thai spring rolls.
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Thanks for the ideas It says on the jar that it should be refridgerated after opening and the store owner says it lasts a few months in the fridge (just like other preserves)

Maybe it could work well in salad dressing or perhaps dipping sauce for thai spring rolls.
A friend of mine used to make a deconstructed spring-roll salad. She put all the ingredients over greens and served with a ginger dressing. I think it would be great as a dipping sauce.
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A friend of mine used to make a deconstructed spring-roll salad. She put all the ingredients over greens and served with a ginger dressing. I think it would be great as a dipping sauce.
Thanks GG I feel kinda stupid for asking but I'm used to fresh ingredients. I'm a bit lost when I have to cook with pre packed and processed goods!
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Baking with it would at least help you use some of it.

I use it sometimes in a marinade. I'll bet it would be good with BBQ sauce.

I keep a grated ginger root in the freezer that I usually use, but I find I use the powdered too.
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Lime ginger salad dressing!
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