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Old 10-15-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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Storing Ginger?

I have some fresh ginger and need to know how to store it. I think that I read once to put it in Dry Sherry and it will keep a long time. Anyone know anything about this, or alternatives?

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Old 10-15-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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I throw mine in the freezer.
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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I throw mine in the freezer.
Me too, in a ziplock. Very easy to grate, then put it back.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:25 PM   #4
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Well, I currently have some "stored" in vodka with lemongrass--but that's because I'm infusing the vodka. I usually store it in the freezer in wrapped in foil and then in a ziplock bag. I read somewhere to wrap it in foil. I used to just toss it in a ziplock bag and then the freezer. Mostly I use the frozen ginger grated. The infused vodka has strips of peeled ginger in it.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:29 PM   #5
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I keep peeled chunks of ginger in dry sherry in the fridge. Lasts forever. You have the added benefit of ginger flavored dry sherry to use in Asian recipes that call for rice wine.

I have also frozen peeled chunks of ginger and grated it on a microplane.

I prefer the sherry method.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:40 PM   #6
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i have ginger in sherry on the shelf. This hand is well over a year old and still tastes great.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:14 PM   #7
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We need to replenish our sherry and ginger supply! Afraid the combo will disappear quickly, and not for cooking purposes! Hence, the freezing of the ginger.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:30 PM   #8
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I grate it on plastic and roll it into a log. Put it in the freezer for a short time then cut it into serving size pices and put it in a ziplock back in the frezzer.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:39 PM   #9
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I peel and cut it in about 1 tsp sized chunks, and freeze.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:56 PM   #10
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I wrap mine in a paper towel and put it in a vacuum seal bag in the freezer.
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