Kitchen Hack: Peeling Ginger

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Ginger is one of my favorite spices, but ginger root can be challenging to work with. That is until you have this kitchen tip in your cooking toolbox! And I have some tips on how to store it.


I absolutely love ginger! I know it isn’t a spice you would think that
you would find in my kitchen. I mean, it’s not used in Mexican or
Italian cooking (two of my favorite cuisines). But, it is one of those
flavors that I love to tuck in unexpected places.

My favorite fruit salad has ginger added in for a nice zing.
My favorite pasta salad recipe has ginger in the dressing to give it
some added flavor that really pops!  Needless to say, it’s a flavor that
works well in so many recipes: savory, sweet and everything in between.

It is going to make life so much easier!

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Kitchen Hack: How to Peel Ginger

I absolutely love ginger! I know it isn't a spice you would think thatyou would find in my kitchen.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Pantry Staple
Cuisine: American
Author: Donna Elick


  • Simply hold the ginger firmly and press the side of the spoon against the ginger. Scrape the scoop all around the ginger. The skin will come off clean.
  • Next, you can use a grater to make fine shreds of ginger; you can slice, julienne, or mince with a chef's knife.
  • Ginger will keep for 3 weeks in the fridge, wrapped in plastic wrap.

Recipe developed by Donna Elick – The Slow Roasted Italian

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  1. I peel and cut my ginger into 1 to 2 inch chunks, put into a canning jar, and then cover with vodka. I have kept ginger in my cupboard for well over a year with no spoilage. Learned this from someone who lives on a boat and has limited refrigeration.
    On the plus side you have some mighty tasty vodka when your ginger is depleted!!!

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