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Mar 22, 2005 01:13 PM

Storing Fresh Ginger

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Not too long ago there was a post about storing fresh ginger and how to keep fresh it a little longer. I've searched high and low and I can't seem to find the thread. Or maybe I'm just losing my mind.

Anyway, I have a large amount of fresh ginger and I'm only going to use a small amount for dinner tonight. Is there a way to keep it fresh? Normally I just put it in a ziploc bag and stick it in the refrigerator, but is there a better way?


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  1. Store it in the freezer.

    1. Freezer, I agree. Store mine in a ziploc and grate as needed.

      1. Definitely freezer. I break or cut ginger into one inch pieces first.

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        1. re: Coyote

          that's a good idea. I always store in in the fridge in a little water but that is only short term.

          1. re: kbl

            Freezer, but keeping it on some dirt (under a house plant, or in the yard) works better than keeping it in water in the fridge.

        2. The freezer store it terrifically, but when it thaws it gets mushy. Another idea is to (and I've done this)dice it up in a fine dice and store it covered in a jar topped off with whisket. We used Jamisons and it worked very well. I say 'we' because it was at a catering kitchen in which I used to work. I believe the chef got the idea from a tv cooking show, although i don't know which.

          1. Thanks for the advice!