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Mar 3, 2009 01:19 PM

TJ's Crystallized Candied Ginger- what to do?

Picked up a package of this- looked so good! But what to do with it? Something with pork or chicken might be nice- any ideas?

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      hey, thanks, lots of info there- and I especially like the idea of dipping in dark chocolate! And I did try a search, lest you think I'm lazy = ] but I tried crystallized, not candied!

      1. re: ochound

        i didn't think you were lazy :) actually, all of those except for one came up when i searched for crystallized, but the trick is to change your results preferences so that they're ordered by *relevance* instead of the default setting, which automatically orders them chronologically, putting the newest threads first.

    2. Mixed into good vanilla ice cream - yum. Sprinkled over chocolate icing. I did use it with a pork tenderloin. Made a sauce with cherries and ginger.

      1. Ginger Scones for sure or a ginger cookie. A great additon to a pear tart or pie. A Chutney like condiment for chicken or a curry.

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        1. re: Stuffed Monkey

          We used it on Salmon Filet once in a pinch when we didn't have fresh ginger (finely chopped it up) along with finely chopped garlic...poured some Soy Vay marinade (or could just do a soy sauce) over the salmon and then sprinkled it generously with the candied ginger and garlic. Covered it with foil and cooked it in the oven for about 14 minutes at 375. Served it over Jasmine rice and topped it w/fresh chopped scallion. It was delicious!

          1. re: Stuffed Monkey

            Gingerbread. Use ground ginger, freshly grated ginger, and finely chopped crystallized ginger, along with dark molasses, for some of the best damn gingerbread ever.

            1. re: LindaWhit

              That I have made, crystallized ginger is great for this, made cookies one Christmas, they were awesome.

          2. It's great in ginger cookies, but I also just eat it like candy. Sweet, but with that nice ginger burn.

            1. These cookies using crystallized ginger are homely but divine. They're my husband's favorites, which is saying something since he usually has no interest in anything without chocoliate:


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              1. re: PAO

                Ginger and chocolate are terrific together. You'll get lot's of point swith your husband if you dp those cookies (I'd do them halfway) chocolate.

                1. re: Stuffed Monkey

                  Then you have to try these cookies, my husband doesn't really like ginger but when he tasted these he went crazy for them. I'll never make plain gingerbread again!