Yes! I can cook! At least stuff I like …

23 Mar

Photo 23-03-13 7 14 33 PMI discovered ginger one day when I came back from Dubai. In the plane, I ate a bad bites and was sick when I landed home.
As I love japanese food, I went to my favourite restaurant and my friend said “you need to eat ginger, it will help you get better” and I started to discover ginger.

For Christmas, a Chinese friend offered me candied ginger (first time ever I ate it) and it was sooosooo good that I decided to browse online to find a recipe and cook proudly my very own candied ginger!

That’s what I did 2 weeks ago and now I’m ready to fine tune the recipe and to share it with you.

Candied ginger
1/ peel the ginger with a spoon (better than a knife and your fingers will thank you)
2/ cut the ginger in slices (thin or thicker, you to choose)
3/ cover the slices of ginger with water and bring to boil and drain. You can repeat this 2 or 3 times to decrease the spiciness of the ginger

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4/ add 1/4 cup of drain water (I prefer this than water from the tap), and the same weight of sugar cane as the weight of the ginger and let it cook and reduce on a small flame
5/ when cooked, separate the petals to dry. Either on a metal gill or on a silicone mat.
6/ dry it in the oven 210C degrees during 10 minutes (either on a metal rack or on a silicone sheet) and roll the ginger petals in a crystallised white sugar

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I tried to reduce the sugar added (to make it kinda light) and I cut the ginger in thin slices. I’m torn between thin or thicker slices … Will try thicker slices next time.
I didn’t mention that I got some ginger syrup left from the cooking … I will try to make ginger beer with it … to be continued …Photo 19-03-13 12 49 40 PM

Good to know.
Ginger is good for
. bad digestion,
. nausea and motion sickness,
. it lowers cholesterol,
. decreases arthritis pain,
. works as an antiseptic, expectorant, . fights headache,
. it’s good for blood circulation, …

Knowing all that you still don’t eat ginger ???

14 Responses to “Yes! I can cook! At least stuff I like …”

  1. utesmile March 24, 2013 at 9:19 PM #

    I found you as you started to follow my blog, thank you very much. I never liked ginger, but funny enough having a bad cold for too long, I started drinkin ginger tea every morning and I still do now, it is quites nice. I bet candied ginger is actually nice too. It does have so much good in it! Ute

    • chaseitorbchased March 24, 2013 at 9:24 PM #

      Thanks for the follow. try the candied ginger, it’s really good. I love it

  2. Anonymous March 24, 2013 at 9:25 PM #

    Oh I do love candied ginger and thanks for this recipe!

    • chaseitorbchased March 24, 2013 at 9:29 PM #

      I cook it every 2 weeks because it takes time to make it but it’s so good. I bring some to the office for my colleagues, they like it even if some find it to spicy. Need to find something to do with the ginger syrup though.

  3. winebubble March 27, 2013 at 1:40 PM #

    No way, I know the perfect wine match for that 😉
    A Gewürztramier from Alsace, preferably a Vendanges Tardives, one of those that are less rose/lithchi and more spicy. They exist with ginger aromas and could be the perfect match with your candied ginger. Try it out. Cheers 🙂

  4. Mohenjo March 27, 2013 at 9:45 PM #

    Reblogged this on James' World 2.

  5. agatapokutycka April 3, 2013 at 8:01 PM #

    Nice facts about ginger. I did not know them. Still will hate it all the same 😉

  6. sheenmeem April 18, 2013 at 2:48 PM #

    Thanks for the recipe. I love ginger and add it to every thing I cook. It’s great for digestion.

    • chaseitorbchased April 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM #

      True, and it brings flavour for recipe. I always have one root in the fridge.

  7. viveka April 21, 2013 at 10:14 PM #

    love ginger … and ginger is very good for … the female monthly problems, learned that in China … and it helps again the pains., And it helps against sea sickness, excellent.

    • chaseitorbchased April 21, 2013 at 10:16 PM #

      You right ! And also good when you have a cold.

      • viveka April 21, 2013 at 10:19 PM #

        I have bookmarked … your post, will do it when I’m back home.

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