Ginger is a root of oriental origin with a fresh and slightly spicy flavor that can be used in the kitchen for various preparations. In addition to the classic ginger herbal tea, which helps to digest and fight seasonal ailments, this herbaceous plant, which uses fresh or dried roots, can be used for the preparation of both savory and sweet recipes.
You can introduce it into your menu by preparing a hot soup with pumpkin and ginger, ideal for a light and healthy lunch, or you can try the tasty ginger chicken to prepare for a delectable dinner with friends, without forgetting the delicious ginger biscuits, in many different shapes and recipes, and the exquisite candied ginger. The main characteristic of ginger is its unmistakable aroma, which significantly characterizes the preparations in which it is used.
The advice, therefore, is to be careful with the quantities and add more gradually once you have tasted the dish; otherwise, it could be too spicy. In cooking, fresh or powdered ginger root is mainly used, depending on the recipes you want to prepare. You can find it on sale at fruit and vegetable stalls. When you buy it, make sure that the peel is compact and firm and that it is not too light; otherwise, it may have lost the precious liquids inside. Here are 11 recipes with ginger to include in your menu.
Pasta With Rocket, Salmon, And Ginger
Pasta with rocket, salmon, and ginger is a simple and tasty first course suitable for all seasons. To prepare the sauce:
- Finely chop 80 g of rocket and keep it aside.
- Cut 150g of smoked salmon into small pieces and brown it in a pan with garlic and extra virgin olive oil, being careful not to let it fall apart.
- Add the rocket, a little pink pepper, salt, and 30 g of grated ginger; mix and season.
- Cook the pasta in abundant boiling salted water, drain it al dente, and sauté it in a pan, adding a little cooking water.
- Serve immediately.
Chicken With Ginger
Ginger chicken is a recipe of Asian origin in which fresh ginger root is used. A spicy second course is simple and quick to prepare. For this preparation, the chicken breast will be cut into strips, but you can also choose to cut it into bite-sized pieces or use chicken legs. It will then be flavored with a typical oriental sweet and sour sauce prepared with apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, and a spoonful of cornstarch, which will make the chicken soft and juicy.
Sea Bream Filets With Courgettes And Ginger
Sea bream filets with courgettes and ginger are the ideal preparation for a light, aromatic, and delicious dinner. Use four already cleaned sea bream filets, rinse them, and make three cuts lengthwise on the skin part. Wash four courgettes, trim them, and cut them into small pieces. Please place them in a bowl with the grated lime zest, 50 g of crumbled black olives, and chopped basil.
Pour the lime juice, two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, one piece of ginger, salt, and pepper into a glass bottle. Pour the sauce into the bowl with the courgettes and mix. Cook the sea bream filets in a pan, adding a pinch of salt. As soon as the seabream is ready, cover the filets with the courgette salad and serve.
Ginger sauce is a delicious preparation with an oriental flavor, ideal for flavoring fish or meat dishes, significantly less tasty ones such as boiled meats or white meats. Still, it is also excellent to serve as a side dish. The ginger sauce will give an exotic and spicy touch to your words, making them more flavorful. This tasty ginger sauce is made with sour cream, yogurt, lime juice, vegetable broth, and spring onion. Once ready, you can use it immediately to flavor your dishes.
Pumpkin Puree With Ginger
Pumpkin purée with ginger is a delicious and fragrant side dish that can be prepared in a short time. Cut 700 g of pumpkin into cubes. In a saucepan, place a clove of garlic, the pumpkin, 400 ml of milk, 200 ml of cream, salt, and pepper, and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes until the pumpkin is soft.
Place the pieces of grated ginger in a saucepan with five tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and brown for 5 minutes over low heat. Let it cool, and filter the oil through gauze. Pour the pumpkin into the blender, blend, and add the ginger oil gradually until the ingredients are well mixed. Serve your mashed potatoes hot with a pinch of chili and coriander.
Ginger biscuits are crunchy biscuits with an irresistible scent, ideal for a special snack—to accompany a good cup of tea or to dip in milk for breakfast. In our recipe, we used fresh ginger, which gives an intense flavor to the biscuits and pairs perfectly with the hazelnut flour. Ginger biscuits will provide an aromatic and original touch to your tasty breaks.
These delicious biscuits are prepared by making a dough with fresh grated ginger, hazelnut flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, flour, egg yolk, and lemon zest. The dough will then be rolled out with a rolling pin; all you need to do is give your biscuits the shape you want and bake them in the oven at 180° for 30 minutes.
Ginger Herbal Tea
Ginger herbal tea is straightforward to prepare: all you need is a small piece of fresh ginger root, water, and honey to sweeten. It is a beneficial and tasty infusion to be sipped hot in winter with its spicy and calming flavor or to be consumed as a fresh and healthy drink in summer. Ginger herbal tea is a natural cure-all: it has a detox action and helps cure seasonal ailments, thanks also to its warming properties, and is also an excellent after-meal, as it aids digestion.
Ginger chocolate is a delicious and spicy preparation ideal for cold winter evenings. To prepare it, finely chop 100 g of dark chocolate and transfer it into a bowl. Heat 800 ml of milk in a saucepan, pour half of it slowly over the chopped chocolate and mix with a whisk until it has melted. Add one teaspoon of powdered ginger, 30 g of sifted cocoa powder, and one teaspoon of cornstarch. Pour everything into the saucepan with the milk and boil. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until you reach the desired consistency. Add a little nutmeg and enjoy piping hot.
Candied ginger is a simple recipe to make and takes about two hours. It is a spicy and energizing snack to prepare at home so that you can enjoy it as a healthy and delicious snack. To prepare it, you will only need ginger, granulated or brown sugar, and water to be stored in airtight jars. Candied ginger is characterized by its spicy and intense flavor, which goes well with the sweetness of sugar. It is excellent, accompanied by tea as an end to a meal, and thanks to its digestive properties, it can be enjoyed as a candy, with chocolate, or to decorate desserts.