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Feb 16, 2013 08:53 AM

Recipe ideas starring ginger?

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

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  1. 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.

    1. 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)

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

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          1. re: sr44


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

          2. 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.