Tired of storing ginger in the fridge only to find that it has gone bad the next time you need it? Try freezing it instead.
Time Required: One minute or less
- Start with the freshest ginger that you can find. Pieces that are plump, firm, unwrinkled and fragrant will have the best flavor.
Place your unpeeled ginger in a freezer-safe container; label it; and pop it in the freezer. It's really that simple.
Note: If you bought a large ginger root, you can cut it into smaller pieces, so it takes up less space.
To use your ginger: Simply remove a piece from the freezer, and grate as much as you need. There's no need to thaw it first; in fact, frozen ginger is actually easier to grate than fresh.
Storage Time: As with any frozen foods, it's best to use your ginger within six months. You can safely use it after that date, but expect some loss of quality.
- Prefer to use julienned or chopped ginger in your recipes? Simply cut your ginger to the desired size and then freeze it
- Peeling ginger with a vegetable peeler can be difficult and lead to a lot of waste. For better results, try peeling it with a spoon
- Shop at international grocery stores for the best price on ginger
What You Need:
- Fresh ginger root
- A knife
- A freezer-safe container
- A marker