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Recipe ideas starring ginger?

pombetom Feb 16, 2013 08:53 AM

Looking for recipes with bold, upfront ginger flavor. Any ideas?

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    gfr1111 RE: pombetom Feb 16, 2013 10:28 AM

    Ginger Cookies:

    2 teaspoons baking soda (not baking powder)
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon ground cloves
    1 teaspoon ground allspice
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    5 teaspoons ground ginger
    1/2 cup non-sulfurated, dark molasses
    2 cups granulated sugar
    3/4 cups granulated sugar (for coating the cookies)
    1 and 1/2 cups butter
    4 and 1/2 cups unbleached, all purpose flour
    2 large eggs

    (Makes about 16-24 cookies, depending on how good you are at portioning sticky cookie dough.)

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Do not use the bottom rack to avoid burning the bottoms of the cookies.

    Mix together the spices, baking soda, salt, and flour in a separate bowl.

    In another bowl, cream together with a mixer the butter and two cups sugar. (Leave the other 3/4 cup sugar out. You will use it later to coat the cookies.)

    After creaming, beat in the molasses and the two whole, large eggs.

    Add the flour and spice mixture that you kept in a separate bowl. Just stir this mixture in. Do not use a mixer.

    Roll in to 2 inch diameter balls (1/4 cup of cookie dough for each cookie). Yes! this makes a big cookie.

    Roll the balls in the 3/4 cup reserved granulated sugar.

    Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet with good separation. They will spread out quite a bit, so you want to leave quite a bit of space between them. The cookies will spread out to about a 4 inch diameter.

    Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet. Then transfer to a wire rack for further cooling.

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      Westminstress RE: pombetom Feb 16, 2013 10:36 AM

      in hot sour salty sweet there a couple of recipes for stir fries using ginger cut into matchsticks as a vegetable. I think one is fish w ginger and the other is beef w ginger.

      And in seductions of rice there is a nice ginger pachadi (south indian style raita)

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        HillJ RE: pombetom Feb 16, 2013 11:50 AM

        Ginger curd http://signorbiscotti.wordpress.com/2...
        Ginger ice cream
        Homemade candied ginger
        Ginger dressing or marinade

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          sr44 RE: pombetom Feb 16, 2013 12:51 PM

          Bruce Cost wrote a cookbook called Ginger, East to West back in 1989. It's still available on Amazon.

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            HillJ RE: sr44 Feb 16, 2013 01:27 PM


            Cost's Ginger blog has plenty of cocktail suggestions as well.

          2. foodieX2 RE: pombetom Feb 16, 2013 01:42 PM

            carrot ginger soup! I make mine extra gingery

            ginger infused vodka

            candied ginger

            ginger ice cream

            real ginger gingerbread

            ginger/garlic shrimp stir fry

            ginger tea

            ginger scones

            ginger chutney

            I make a version of this spicy ginger chicken

            for easy weeknight night meals I often marinate chicken in honey, soy and tons of fresh ginger

            I make chicken yakitori with fresh ginger slices along with the scallions.

            1. paulj RE: pombetom Feb 16, 2013 03:34 PM

              Indian pudding - a delivery vehicle for ginger/molasses flavor.

              Like the cakes and cookies (Ginger bread cake, parkin) you can increase the ginger seasoning if the recipe isn't strong enough. Some recipes use several kinds of ginger - ground, fresh, candied.

              1. ipsedixit RE: pombetom Feb 16, 2013 07:17 PM

                Eat it raw

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                  honu2 RE: pombetom Feb 18, 2013 03:26 PM

                  Vietnamese candied ginger

                  1. nofunlatte RE: pombetom Feb 19, 2013 02:49 AM

                    Ginger creme brûlée.

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                      jpc8015 RE: pombetom Feb 19, 2013 04:17 AM

                      In Rose Levy Barenbaum's book, The Bread Bible, she has a recipe for flaky scones. I use this recipe as a jumping off point to make ginger scones.

                      Instead of a cup of currants or raisins I add a cup of finely diced candied ginger. I add about a tablespoon of powdered ginger to the dry ingredients, and I grate about a one inch piece of ginger and add it to the cream before it gets added to the dry ingredients. The result is a great ginger scone that is neither too sweet or too spicy.

                      1. almond tree RE: pombetom Feb 19, 2013 04:44 AM

                        Red lentil soup with a wonderful strong flavor of ginger. I omit the chicken broth and the yogurt to make it vegan/pareve and the ginger taste just shines on through!

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                          pombetom RE: pombetom Mar 20, 2013 02:21 PM

                          Thanks, everyone, for the excellent suggestions. This was for an "Iron Chef" competition at work. I eventually settled on:

                          Ginger Pound Cake with Ginger Saffron Ice Cream and Ginger-infused Bourbon Whipped Cream.

                          It won Best Tasting!

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                            ursy_ten RE: pombetom Mar 23, 2013 02:52 AM

                            Awesome! Congratulations!

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