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Sweet Ginger Paste

The Old Gal Sep 15, 2008 09:05 AM

Does anyone know what Sweet Ginger Paste is, and where one buys it, or how to make it?

  1. MMRuth Sep 15, 2008 09:13 AM

    Trader Joe's makes one - I know that they don't always have it though.

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    1. re: MMRuth
      LindaWhit Sep 15, 2008 09:50 AM

      Mmmmmm......love that "candied ginger spread" that TJs makes. OldGal, is that what you were asking about? It's similar to a "candied ginger puree" they used to have. Check in the the jam section if you have a TJs near you.

      A previous thread on Home Cooking: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/442780

      1. re: LindaWhit
        paulj Sep 17, 2008 08:50 AM

        They don't seem to be carrying it anymore. It was made in China, and TJs has cut back on imports from there.

        1. re: paulj
          LindaWhit Sep 17, 2008 09:10 AM

          Not AGAIN. Arrrgggghhhh!

          Well, I've got two jars in my pie safe pantry, so that's going to have to last me for awhile. I refuse to pay the Williams-Sonoma prices.

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      HillJ Sep 16, 2008 01:30 PM


      The company lists retail stores but I usually order online with a few packages of the ginger chews (which I adore).

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      1. re: HillJ
        paulj Oct 6, 2008 05:48 PM

        I just found this Ginger People brand of ginger spread at a health food store (Seattle area). It's the same shape bottle as the one TJ sold, just different label. Same Chinese origin, same taste.

        1. re: paulj
          HillJ Oct 12, 2008 10:31 AM

          Then it is possible TJ's supplier of ginger paste is The Ginger People...

          This week fresh ginger was on sale. I bought several lbs. peeled & grated in the blender and froze into ice cube trays. Super simple.

          1. re: paulj
            Beasty Jun 1, 2010 10:51 PM

            I know this post is super old, but I was googling ginger spread and trying to figure out where I can buy it in the Seattle area. I have tried World Market, PCC, and Whole Foods with no luck. If you should see this, can you please tell me which health food you found it at? pretty please?

            1. re: Beasty
              paulj Jun 1, 2010 11:17 PM

              Manna Mills in Mountlake Terrace

              1. re: paulj
                Beasty Jun 8, 2010 09:24 AM

                Thanks so much! I found it and made ginger-carrot tea sandwiches! yum!

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          azcanadienne Dec 2, 2010 09:02 AM

          It's also really easy to make yourself. I buy some crystallized ginger, chop it roughly, put it in a sauce pan with some water, and then once it's boiled for a little bit, I use an immersion hand blender to puree it

          Easy, tastes the same and has the same consistency! Love it!!!

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            LJS Dec 9, 2010 02:41 PM

            As long as we are on the subject, what does one do with this ginger paste? rub it on pork? spread it on digestive biscuits (with cheddar)? is this the magic ingredient in that hot sweet goinger tea you get in Thai restos?

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            1. re: LJS
              paulj Dec 9, 2010 02:46 PM

              Asian groceries sell individual portions of instant ginger tea. If the Thai restaurant does not brew theirs from fresh ginger, they probably use those.

              The spread can be used like a jam, or tea flavoring, or any case where you want a ginger bite (and the sweetness is acceptable).

              1. re: paulj
                HillJ Dec 9, 2010 02:50 PM

                I added ginger paste to my hot cereal just this morning. Mashed into sweet butter, it's delicious on toast too.

              2. re: LJS
                critter101 Dec 9, 2010 03:07 PM

                I mix it into my marinade for grilled or roasted pork tenderloin.

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