Ginger is an essential ingredient for many Asian cooking styles and can be used in a variety of dishes. It has a sweet, earthy, and spicy taste that is often used in a variety of dishes—from soups to puddings. But unlike some other spices, ginger is also a powerful anti-inflammatory, so it’s great for your health. Ginger is not only delicious, as well as being good for your health, it’s also good for your hair and skin too. Do you know any good recipes for ginger? If not that many, read on.
Ginger Recipes for The Healthier You
When it comes to cooking, it’s not rocket science, but it’s not merely common sense either. There’s a lot to know and to do to make delicious home-cooked meals. And when it comes to making ginger, there is a lot more to learn. Today, we will go over some of the best recipes for ginger.
Check out the following recipes:
- Ginger Chicken with Garlic Noodles – If you’re a fan of ginger, you’ve probably heard of the recipe for Chicken Ginger with Garlic Noodles. However, it’s not just a side dish or a meatless alternative to chicken: it’s a flavorful one-pot meal that makes a great lunch or dinner. Toss together cubes of chicken (or turkey or beef), a few cloves of chopped fresh garlic, some fresh ginger, and a few other key ingredients in a wok. The resulting dish is light, healthy, and full of flavor. And it takes only a few minutes to prepare.
- Chinese braised beef with ginger – Braised beef is a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, and it can be prepared in so many different ways. There is the usual version, which you can find in most Chinese restaurants, but there are also more innovative versions, like adding the magical ginger. The braised beef is cooked in a very rich sauce of ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and wine, which gives the beef an awesome taste and aroma. The beef is cooked for about an hour or a little more, depending on the thickness of the beef. If the beef is thin, the cooking time will be shorter, so keep an eye on it. How to make the sauce: In a large saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, then simmer until the sauce is reduced by half. Serve with steaming hot rice.
- Ginger flapjack – Ginger is an essential spice used in a wide range of Asian dishes and is also a key ingredient in many Western cuisines. But it can be tricky to use in recipes because it’s so potent in flavor. That’s where the ginger flapjack comes in. If you’ve never heard of this delightful combination of spices, it’s a traditional British dessert made of oaty bread, laced with slices of candied ginger and topped with crushed ginger biscuits.
- Gingerbread – For some reason or another, gingerbread has always had a not-so-pleasant reputation. People think it is too spicy or too sweet or that it’s more like candy than cake. Well, the truth is that gingerbread isn’t all that bad. If you’ve never had it, you should give it a shot. It’s a great cake with a rich and spicy flavor that pairs nicely with frosting and cream cheese. It’s also easy to make and comes together in a snap.
- Ginger beer – Ginger beer has been around for centuries. It’s made by fermenting ginger with “top-fermenting” yeast. This is a white-beige, effervescent, carbonated, ginger-flavored, alcoholic brew. It is produced by adding sugar and water to the ginger pulp and letting it ferment for several weeks. The yeast consumes the sugar, producing carbon dioxide, and secondary fermentation, using the leftover sugar, completes the process. Many different spices, including cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and coriander, are optionally added.
- Ginger lemon fizz – As a popular drink in the summertime, Ginger Lemon Fizz is an easy drink to make. You need 6 oz of strong white wine, lemon juice, 1 oz of fresh Cream Soda or soda water, one teaspoon of natural powdered ginger. Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until the fizz is formed.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, we’re in the middle of the ginger week. That’s because this wonderful spice is one of the most versatile condiments in the kitchen. It’s a perfect way to add a little kick to your food, but it’s nice and mild enough that you don’t have to worry about it overpowering everything else.