How to cook ginger?
People did not immediately realize that ginger can beused for culinary purposes. They believed that it has exclusively healing properties and used it only as a medicine. Initially, ginger got its popularity in the role of an aphrodisiac, as it kindles a passion in a person, it is even described in "A Thousand and One Nights". In the Middle Ages in Europe, it was the most expensive spice, and today we have the opportunity to add this miracle cure to hot dishes, soups, drinks, pastries, desserts, to enjoy the spicy tart flavor and the warming effect of ginger.
What to cook with ginger
Ginger is used in dried, marinated,fresh, candied, sliced and hammered. It can become a highlight of any dish, give a unique flavor to soups, meat, vegetable dishes, rice and beans. You can add ginger when making sweet pastries, desserts, sauces, preserves. And as for ginger drinks, so here you can produce a whole culinary book, so they are diverse.
Pumpkin ginger soup
- 0.5 kg of pumpkin flesh.
- The root of ginger (3 cm).
- Carrots (1 piece).
- 0.5 liters of vegetable or chicken broth.
- 0,5 glasses of cream.
- Olive oil (2 boxes).
Peel the ginger root and grate it. Slice the onions finely. Take the pan and heat up the olive oil in it, then roll the grated ginger and the chopped onion there, fry them until the golden crust appears. Add to them one carrot, cut into circles, and after a few minutes, pour a couple of spoonfuls of broth. Stew until the carrot is soft.
Pumpkin flesh cut into small cubes,add to a pan and pour out all the broth. After the mixture boils, cook it for 20 minutes on a small fire. Then grind it all blender to get a homogeneous mass.
Add salt and cream. Put another couple of minutes on a weak fire. Serve the soup in deep plates, decorating it with pumpkin seeds.
We already know how useful ginger is. How to cook dessert from it? Very simple! The most important thing is that ginger, for example, in biscuits, is the main ingredient, without which you will not get this unique taste.
- Flour (200 g).
- Ground ginger (2 teaspoons.).
- Soda (1,5 tea lodges).
- Cardamom, ground cinnamon (1 loaf.).
- Butter (100 g).
- Sugar (110 - 120 g).
- Honey (3 teaspoons.).
- Sugar powder for decoration (150 g).
- Lemon juice (2 - 3 items.).
Mix all the spices with soda, pour in the flour. Take a dry clean dish and rub it into the sugar and butter, add a little warmed honey and egg. Whisk the mixture.
Put in the flour and mix everything thoroughly. Stir the dough by hand, then cover it with a food film and refrigerate for 2 hours. Taking out from the refrigerator, thinly roll out the dough and cut out the shapes with different shapes.
Lay the cookies on greased with vegetable oilbaking tray and bake in a preheated oven for 6-7 minutes. To decorate, mix the powdered sugar with lemon juice, you will get a thick paste, which you can grease the biscuits.
Ginger ice cream
Now, let's think about how to cook ginger so we can get ice cream. To begin with sugar the root of ginger.
- The root of ginger (200 g).
- Syrup: sugar (6 tablespoons), water (3 items of lodges).
Wash and clean ginger, cut it thinplates. Pour it in water in a saucepan so that the water only covers the plates. Cook for half an hour on a small fire. Do not empty the water, you can make an excellent tea from it. Cook the boiled ginger in a saucepan, add water and sugar there, cook over high heat and stir all the time until the syrup thickens and decreases in quantity. Remove all the plates from the syrup and anoint them with sugar, the syrup that will remain, just use for tea. Put all the ginger for 10 minutes on paper, and then you can put it in a container and cover with a lid. Preserved candied ginger 3 months. It can be added to desserts or eaten directly in this form.
Directly ginger ice cream
- 5 cm fresh ginger root.
- 0,5 kg of ice cream.
- Candied ginger.
- For decoration: fruits and nuts.
To cook ginger, peel and rub iton a fine grater. Pass it through the sieve and get the ginger juice. Melt the ice cream to the consistency of sour cream, add ginger juice. Put on half an hour in the freezer. Ice cream decorate and you can serve to the table.
This drink not only refreshes, but also helps to fight against colds. The recipe is quite simple, you can see it below.
- Grated ginger (4 tsp.).
- Water (1.5 liters).
- Honey (5 items.).
- Lemon or orange juice (6 tablespoons).
- Mint or lemon balm, spices.
Boil water and pour ginger into it. Add honey and stir. Pour in the juice, add spices (for example, cinnamon and cardamom). Wrap the jar with a towel for 15 minutes. Put a sprig of mint and wrap for another 20 minutes. Use the drink hot.
We also recommend reading articles about ginger. In them it is very possible to tell how else you can use ginger for food:
- "How to pickle ginger?"
- "How to brew ginger?"
Now you can prepare ginger at home. Try different recipes and do not be afraid to experiment!