Anyone ever done this? I found a few recipes. What I was wondering is can you cook the ginger with the skin on and then remove the skin?
If some one has a recipe they have tried and liked that would be helpful too.
I want to make this and give as Christmas gifts
You want to remove the skin first, it's easy to do with a small spoon before cutting up the root, rather than a paring knife. Ginger skin is generally very thin, especially the younger the ginger. Peel the root whole, easier than when it's cut.
The only recipe I have is ginger, sugar, water and pectin. Very easy to make; just needs to cool in the sugar syrup it was cooked in overnight.
I make a tangerine marmelade, and add both fresh ginger, and chopped candied or crystalized ginger, it has a strong ginger taste, but still had fresh citrus to it as well. I will look for the recipe when I get home and post for you.
I taught canning classes at PCC natural Markets here in Seattle for a couple years, and this was always the hit at the winter canning class:)