[Sca-cooks] candied ginger
macbrighid at campus.ie
Sun Feb 22 12:29:59 PST 2009
> I think the store bought is made from ginger much younger and more
> tender than we usually see here. Really young ginger doesn't have
> all those fibers and the flavor is fresher. Years back I grew some
> ginger as a house plant, but it never grew any new roots.
When you're buying ginger, if you want to candy it, or make sushi ginger, look for smaller hands with a thin non-wrinkly skin; it's younger, and isn't as fibrous. Dunno about elsewhere, but here in upstate NY, it's starting to show up in the supermarkets right now.
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