Discover a collection of more exclusive recipes in both of Lee's books,
A Well-Seasoned Kitchen and Fresh Tastes. Order Now
I love the flavor of ginger, and you will find it in many of our recipes (see some examples below). I especially like to use fresh ginger when I can. When purchasing ginger, look for 2 to 4-inch long pieces in the produce section of your grocery store. It’s often in a basket. Make sure you are getting a fresh piece – it should be hard and the skin shouldn’t be wrinkled or dry looking. Break off a piece around the size you need if all of the pieces are large – yes, it’s OK to do this!
To store ginger, peel it and put it in a jar with a fitted lid. Then pour in vodka to cover the ginger, screw on the lid and refrigerate. It will keep for weeks in your frig – and you will have ginger infused vodka to drink in a yummy cocktail! If you don’t have vodka, you can use sherry or white wine too.
Here are some of our favorite recipes with fresh ginger: