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Mar 6, 2009 06:40 PM

Ginger Preserves - what to do with them?

Hello all --

I was at a home show and saw a bottle of ginger preserves that I But of course I have no game plan!

What does one use ginger preserves for? Can I use it with fish? Do I spread it on toast?

Would love some suggestions.



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  1. You could use with pork, for example. First sear pork chops in a pan. Remove to plate. In same pan, saute up shallots and garlic in some evoo and butter. Add ginger preserves, chicken stock, maybe some fried fruit like raisins or cherries. Hit it with a little apple cider vinegar and brown sugar (if needed) to get a sweet and sour thing going. Return pork to pan to finish cooking.
    I use this basic method with all sorts of preserves.
    Top pork with the ginger sauce.

    1. while there may be a slight difference in texture & sweetness, you might want to consider using it in any of the numerous ways suggested for ginger spread:

      1. Ginger preserves or marmalade don't usually make it into recipes for me, but Id be inclined to use it with chicken, duck, or pork rather than fish because of the sweetness. For me, it's a condiment. Great on toast or stirred into oatmeal, yogurt, or cottage cheese, or on a cracker or baguette slice with soft goat cheese.

        1. Thin with some cider vinegar, and use as a dressing on a salad that includes apples.

          1. You could use it to fill crepes/blini with ricotta cheese.

            Serve it with a broccoli, carrot and mushroom frittata or quiche done simply with some chinese parsley, and shrimp if you so desire.

            Serve in or with pancakes, waffles or oatmeal.

            Mix with some soy sauce and peanut or sesame oil to make a dipping sauce for spring rolls.