The Best Way To Store Fresh Ginger…Before It Shrivels and Rots
Fresh ginger is a great spice to have handy in the kitchen. But…it can shrivel and rot if not used quickly enough.
Watch the video below to discover the best way to store fresh ginger and never waste a piece again.
Now that you know the best way to store fresh ginger, here are a few other things you need to know:
- Before freezing, make sure the ginger is clean and any dirt has been removed.
- It is not necessary to remove the skin from the ginger before storing, particularly if it is a fresh, young piece. However, once it is a bit older and starting to shrivel, you might want to remove the skin.
- To skin the ginger, use the side of a spoon to scrape off the peel. Alternatively, peel carefully with a small paring knife. Scraping the skin will result in less waste and is sometimes easier if the piece is frozen for an hour before.
- Ginger can also be frozen in slices, chopped or julienned. Simply prepare a suitable quantity, put into the ziploc bag and freeze.
- Once frozen, the ginger should be used within 6 months for best results.
This really is the best way to store fresh ginger I have found. I love that there are no stringy bits and the flavour is still nice and strong.
Also, it is a great way to store ginger when it is in season, prices are cheaper and it’s readily available.
Here’s to a never ending supply of fresh ginger. Enjoy