Peeling and grating ginger

Peeling and grating ginger

Peeling and grating ginger is a useful cooking skill as ginger adds great taste to a wide range of recipes.  Here, we show how easy it is to peel ginger and grate ginger.

Ginger – did you know?

Here are some interesting facts and figures about the use of ginger (Wikipedia):

  • Ginger is indigenous to southern China, from whence it is spread to the Spice Islands and other parts of Asia
  • Ginger appeared in Europe, via India, in the 1st Century CE as a result of the lucrative spice trade
  • Ginger acts as a useful food preservative
  • Fresh ginger may be peeled before eating. For longer-term storage, the ginger can be placed in a plastic bag and refrigerated or frozen
  • In the Caribbean, ginger is a popular spice for cooking, and making drinks such as sorrel, a seasonal drink made during the Christmas season
  • Tea brewed from ginger is a common folk remedy for colds. Ginger ale and ginger beer are also drunk as stomach settlers in countries where the beverages are made

Recipes using ginger

Now you know all there is about peeling and grating ginger, why not try some of these recipes that use ginger and put your new cookery skills to the test?

Peeling and grating ginger - use ginger in this recipe for cream of chicken and sweetcorn soup

Cream of chicken and sweetcorn soup

Peeling and grating ginger - use ginger in this recipe for rice salad

Rice salad

Peeling and grating ginger - use ginger in this recipe for stir-fried duck

Stir-fried duck