Ginger Cooking Ideas

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Cooking Tips
  • Ground ginger is spicier and less sweet than fresh ginger but still keeps some of its citrus, floral flavour.
  • It is a great spice to use instead of chilli or pepper if you want to add heat to a dish. As with chilli & pepper, season to taste in small quantities.    
  • Ginger can be stirred through soups, stews and curries to add some heat and character.
  • Use in Asian cooking, it works especially well in stir fries. 
  • Ginger is great for flavouring sweets and baked treats, bringing a peppery sweetness, perfect to warm you up in the winter months.
    Recipe ideas using ginger
      Ginger Flavour Pairings
      • Spice flavour profile
      Ginger is a hot spice. It has a citrus, sweet & floral flavour. It has a sweet flavour with a potent spicy heat which mellows as it's cooked. Ginger's sweet spiciness means it pairs well with almost any fruit like apples, oranges, bananas or peaches. Sweet vegetables like pumpkin, sweet potato and squash all benefit too. Ginger's sharp flavour helps balance seafood like fish and mussels. 
      • Spice Pairings

      Ginger is commonly found in baking spice blends like mixed spice alongside nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and cloves. It also pairs well with other hot spices like chillies and black pepper.

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