If you haven't been cooking with ginger you've been missing out on a low-cal way to boost the flavor of everyday dishes. Whether powdered, fresh or crystallized, ginger contributes depth of flavor to both sweet and savory dishes. Powdered or crystallized ginger works best in baked goods while fresh ginger may be grated, minced or julienned and mixed into sauces, marinades, rice dishes, meats and seafood. Here are some of our favorite ginger recipes to get you started:
VEGETARIAN THAI FRIED RICE
Fresh ginger is finely minced then sautéed with garlic and vegetables in this fragrant vegan rice dish.
PUMPKIN SOUP WITH APPLES
You'll love cozying up to a bowl of this creamy soup flavored with a touch of curry powder, freshly grated ginger and thyme.
GRILLED CHICKEN KEBABS
Make killer chicken kebabs by marinading them in an irresistible blend of soy sauce, brown sugar, chili peppers, mustard and ginger.
AROMATIC FRUIT DESSERT
Enjoy a refreshing citrus dessert infused with the seductive combination of honey, fresh ginger, orange and peppermint.
LOBSTER SALAD RECIPE
Here's a fun ginger recipe for curious cooks who like experimenting with sous vide. Steamed lobster is served with a ginger-infused orange and fennel confit.
Ginger is a great addition to condiments, especially fiery ones like this jam made with chilies, tomatoes and garlic. It's great slathered on toast, crackers or cheese.
GINGER HEART CAKE
Surprise someone special with this adorable ginger cake filled with a luscious rhubarb cream. The powdered sugar heart is the cherry on top.