Ginger has a distinct aroma and flavor. However, when used in combination with other herbs and fresh foods, the results can be amazing. Here are a couple of ginger recipes that can add a zing to your next dinner, plus aid in sore joints and muscles.
The Chinese use ginger recipes to stir-fry, make soups and stews and for pickling. They prefer ginger in fresh form as opposed to ground. Compounds found in ginger root may improve digestion and ease muscle pain by reducing inflammation.
In a wok, stir-fry:
After stirring for 1 minute, add:
Stir 2-3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve on brown or white rice.
Make Ahead 5-Spice Lettuce Wraps
Here is an example of how ginger can be incorporated with other spices to create a one-of-a-kind flavor. Use different herbs and meat to create your own ginger recipes.
In a nonstick pan, brown:
Cook until heated thoroughly, remove from heat and store in refrigerator until ready to prepare your wraps.
Warm the rice mixtue. Place one lettuce leaf on plate and add some of the rice mixture. Add fresh herbs, such as cilantro, basil, mint and/or chives, plus shavings from a carrot. Roll lettuce leaf around filling and serve. Add some chili-garlic sauce on the side for a tangy flavor.
Ginger recipes have been popular in Asian countries for centuries. Try and find fresh ginger root whenever preparing ginger recipes. The flavor is quite different than the powdered dry ginger root that Westerners are accustomed to. Used in Indiana, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese meat and seafood dishes, ginger could add excitement to everyday Western meals. It is also great in vegetarian dishes.