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Let's talk ginger.
« on: August 14, 2017, 08:06:24 AM »
Well, because ginger is awesome.

I have experimented with ginger in a lot of ways as I can't get enough of it.

I've done a nice combo of fresh ginger and lots of lime juice in the blender and then through a sieve. In the fridge and you have a nice fresh drink.

The other day I found a ginger beer recipe:

1. Ground fresh ginger in a jar with equal amount of sugar.
2. Let is rest for 3-4 days until it ferments and starts producing gas.
3. Boil a nice huge chunk of ginger with 1L of water for 30 mins.
4. Put it through a sieve and mix in some sugar for taste and further fermentation.
5. Add another liter of water.
6. Let it sit on the kitchen counter for a few days to buble a bit more.
7. Pour in a bottle and keep in the fridge.

8. Mix ginger beer, dark rum and lime and knock yourself out on Dark & Stormy.

I've also done the sushi type ginger, but getting the taste and texture right is hard. Needs some work.

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Re: Let's talk ginger.
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 08:25:54 AM »
When I first saw the topic I thought it was going to be about hair!  ;)

I'm with you on the awesomeness of ginger - both eating and drinking. I'm really enjoying a particular ginger tea at the moment - https://www.pukkaherbs.com/teas-supplements/pukka-organic-teas/three-ginger/

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Re: Let's talk ginger.
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 10:34:58 AM »
>I thought

I thought you were calling out a member here.

>sushi type ginger

NOW you're talking! You know I'm seriously addicted to ginger --particularly pickled ginger in sushi bars. When Rumbas & I hit the sushi bars, we wipe out their pickled ginger supplies.  When we do Japanese, we order double ginger sauce (and keep it coming). Who needs that other sauce when there's ginger!

While in Orlando last year, I was in a mom & pop Korean restaurant late in the evening. The restaurant was attached to a Korean grocery store for local expats. They found out I was addicted to ginger and opened the store for me ...ginger items EVERYWHERE. Ginger candy; some so spicy it would make your eyes water.  Ginger tea. Prices were low but I still spent about $80 in there. Almost overdosed.  I'm going back this year. Have them locked in my gps.

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Re: Let's talk ginger.
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 01:05:31 PM »
Not a huge ginger fan at all. I like some fresh ginger in some marinades but no more than a tablespoon or so tops. And powdered ginger works in moderation as well. But overall if ginger disappeared from the planet I wouldn't really shed a tear.

My wife on the other hand loves pickled ginger with her sushi. RC, you and Rumbas can take her out to sushi sometime but call ahead and make sure they have ordered more ginger.

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 01:54:06 PM »
Here's a trick for your wife to get a cheap ginger high; go to a Chinese buffet that has a side bar of low-end sushi. Just make sure they have decent pickled ginger.  Pick through what sushi is worthwhile --it's going to be mostly rice but the California rolls are usually ok. LOAD your plate with pickled ginger, far more than it takes for the sushi you've chosen, then go over to the steamed vegetables and fake crabmeat sections of the buffet to get something good to carry the ginger.  Works for me! (But I gain about 4# of water weight after one of those forays.)

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Re: Let's talk ginger.
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 07:24:23 AM »
Good tip RC.

I'm also addicted to everything ginger. Especially these beauties:

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 11:40:43 AM »
The Korean store had a hard ginger candy that the owner said was too hot for her. I bought many bags of them.  BUT the real treat was bags of ginger "chips" with a thin sprinkling of sugar on them. These were moist & chewy slices of straight ginger.

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Re: Let's talk ginger.
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 12:52:09 PM »
http://www.blenheimgingerale.com/products/

South Carolina company. The red top is serious. "Our boldest flavor that tantalizes and tingles the taste buds, and goes down as smoothly as a firecracker exploding in your throat."

Blenheim + dark rum = the best dark and stormy. I'll have a couple bottles for you next time you visit, RC.

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Re: Let's talk ginger.
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 01:04:43 PM »
You can break the bank with this one. Excellent quality.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FB6C4Q/

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Re: Let's talk ginger.
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 11:24:08 PM »
I'm not addicted to ginger but I do like ginger snap cookies.  I also buy "Canada Dry" ginger ale a lot.

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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2017, 12:01:31 AM »
>ginger snap cookies

They were my gateway. As a kid, those and ginger bread started me on a path to becoming a ginger junkie.

Go to Dollar General. Yes, THAT, Dollar General.  In the cookie section you'll find a sorta plain-ish brown bag of snaps. Cheap, like $1 for a good-size bag.  Some of the best you'll ever find.

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Re: Let's talk ginger.
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2017, 04:09:49 PM »
Pro Tip: Ginger Snaps are great for long distance automobile trips.  They don't make you thirsty so you don't drink as many fluids and have to make more stops.

>Dollar General

I'm on it.  Coordinates locked in.  Warp speed plaid.

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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2017, 05:03:21 PM »
>Pro Tip

Good one. But I'll add that if you eat a whole bag of really good snaps, you might not be able to feel your tongue or back of your throat for an hour or two.

I'm assuming either my mom or dad were borderline ginger addicts. Most likely my dad.  As a household, we didn't have cake very often but *very* dense/rich, almost fudge-like gingerbread with a strong lemon sauce sounds gross. tastes great was one that showed up on occasion.  Lasted about 30 seconds.

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Re: Let's talk ginger.
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2017, 06:31:37 PM »
When we were in VN I bought some ginger candy on Mark's recommendation, man are they good.