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A Simple Recipe to Make Candied Ginger

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

The Ginger Root flavour is spicy-sweet with a sometimes hot after-bite. Several Oriental studies have shown that ginger increases immune responses and is an excellent remedy for colds and flu. It also is very effective in reducing high cholesterol levels, curing bloating, flatulence, and nausea. It has long been touted as an effective over all tonic for the body.

Ginger is very versatile and can be used in several different ways in your daily cooking. Thinly slice it to add an indirect flavour to your everyday dishes; minced or grated, adds a very distinct taste. For pungent juice to add to recipes, grind ginger in a food processor, then strain to yield the pure liquid.

During this holiday season, eating ginger after a large and/or heavy meal is especially beneficial because ginger is a wonderful digestive aid! Whether it is a piece of candied ginger, a ginger punch before or after your meal, or eaten as a codement (such as a chutney, pickled, or used as a spice), the benefits of this wonderful herb will be greatly appreciated by all. (For recipes using ginger, such as Candied Ginger, Spa Chamomile Drink, Celebration Punch, how-to recipes for homemade cheeses from yogurt cheese to specialty cheese such as Boursin, to herbal recipes, herbal remedies, and cost-cutting entertaining ideas, check the ‘categories’ section of blog)

To make your Candied Ginger, use:

½ c sugar

½ c water

  1. Strip the skin from the ginger knob with a vegetable peeler. Cut the peeled gingerroot into either thin coins or julienne strips, or if you wish bite-sized chunks.
  2. Cook the peeled ginger in the sugar water until translucent.
  3. When tender-crisp, remove from the sugar water, lightly pat dry, then roll it in granulated sugar. Place the candied ginger pieces on a cookie rack and allow to dry.
  4. Store in an airtight lidded container, and enjoy whenever you wish! Candied ginger also makes a delightful hostess gift when packaged in a festive tin or jar and tied with a brightly coloured ribbon.