Intro: How to Peel and Store Fresh Ginger
I love fresh ginger - I like to make sure I have it on hand at all times. I use it for baking, cooking and drinks. :D
But you know how you tend to buy it, forget about it, and then find it dehrydated, slightly moldy and shriveled two months later in the crisper drawer? Well, NO LONGER!
I've got a much better and way to store fresh ginger now. Plus, I'll show you how to peel fresh ginger really easily.
Step 1: What You Need:
- a piece of ginger
- a spoon
- a paring knife
- a ziploc bag
- a freezer
Step 2: Cut Off Any Shriveled Ends
Sometimes these can be too tough for the spoon to make quick work of!
Step 3: Peel the Ginger With the Spoon
A spoon is really the best way to peel ginger! It allows you to take off JUST the skin, and you can also get into all the small nooks and crannies with it, allowing you to save more of the ginger.
Just scrape it along with a little force. This might be one of my favorite kitchen tricks in the history of the world.
Step 4: Freezing and How to Use It Later
Pop it in a ziploc bag, press out the air and seal it. Now you're good to throw it in the freezer.
Whenever you need to use it later, pull it out and grate it into whatever you want! You can also cut it with a knife when it's frozen too, but it's a little trickier.
I've been doing this for months now and I love it. It's so wonderful to have the ginger all prepped and ready to go.