[Sca-cooks] candied ginger

Susan Lin susanrlin at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 07:34:31 PST 2009

I know making candied ginger is possible but I must say that the Savory
Spice Shop (in Boulder and Denver but available on-line) has lovely candied
ginger in slices and chunks so this is one area that I'm just as happy to
give them the business and not spend the time.

says she who will happily spend 3 weeks pickling her own brisket!


On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 1:29 PM, Daniel Schneider <macbrighid at campus.ie>wrote:

> Hi all
> Rannvaig wrote
> > 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.
> Dan
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