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How much onion/garlic/ginger power can I add in 1kg of broiler chicken?

Because of bachelor life and storage issues, I must use onion, ginger, and garlic in powder form. However, I am failing to find the correct amount I should add to 1 kg of poultry chicken. What is the ...
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Can I use a French press to get more juice out of my ginger root?

I like to make ginger beer, but I was feel like there's a lot of juice that doesn't get extracted out of the root after I grind it up and boil it. I have a French press, which I barely ever use ...
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How should I measure ginger powder?

Whenever I use ginger powder in a curry, it tastes bitter. For instance, today I added two tea-spoons of ginger powder to cook a curry of 400 grams of chickpeas and approximately 700 grams of potatos. ...
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How much mg/gr ginger in tea vs how grams in tea infuser [closed]

When creating ginger tea from grated/small parts of ginger it is not clear to me what is the relationship between how much mg/gr are in the tea vs the grams of grated ginger used. E.g. if using a tea ...
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Do spices grown in higher altitude above 1500m for e.g. ( Himalayan foothills ) have any special feature or higher potency?

Do spices and herbs sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas such as Black Cardamom, Ginger, Pepper, etc have higher potency or flavor profile? Compared to hills, they would lack nutrition, but how ...
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Can I make ginger bug from existing ginger beer, or from ginger beer yeast?

I was having trouble getting a ginger bug started from wild cultures, so I went ahead and bought a small amount of 'Ginger Beer Yeast'. I was hoping to get a more successful Ginger Bug started, either ...
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why do we use ginger and garlic in meat curry?

Garlic and ginger are a staple in South Asian meat (chicken, beef, goat, lamb, duck, etc.) curries. I am just wondering, why. What attributes of garlic and ginger made them essential ingredients for ...
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Is it OK if your pressed ginger juice has a pancake batter like consistency?

I pressed ginger yesterday and I put it in the fridge on the door, and this morning, the consistency was in the consistency of pancake batter. I have no Idea if this is okay or not. I don't know if it ...
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How can I make a really gingery cookie?

I have tried various ginger cookie recipes over the years, for gingersnaps, gingerbread cookies, pfeffernusse, and most recently pepparkakor. I never find the cookies to be spicy enough—I assume, not ...
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Will dried ginger piece be more potent than dried ground ginger of same age and storage?

If you get 2 sets of black peppercorns, leave one set whole and ground the other then leave them both out over time the ground version will loose potency and aroma due to being exposed to air. When ...
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On preserving dried ginger

Based on my reading, preserving dried ginger is the same as preserving fresh ginger I.e airtight and in the fridge. Is there anything more that can be done to preserve the dried version. After ...
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Is it normal for parts of fresh ginger to be chewy?

I have been trying to select fresh ginger by buying hands which are not wrinkled, light brown, hand peel-able, etc. What I have found is that on some days eating raw ginger complete melts in my mouth ...
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Is ginger drying out the same process as when making ground ginger?

If you Leave fresh ginger out it ‘goes bad’(looses its zingy flavour and becomes tough and chewy). Some recipes call for dried ginger which I believe is achieved by heating in an oven or just leaving ...
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Is ginger soluble In water, fat or both?

Is ginger soluble/can it creates strong flavours in water, fat or both together?
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How do I age ginger?

For the past few months all I can find is young ginger from the grocers. I am in need of old ginger which I can't quite purchase. I have tried to leave it out in the kitchen in an open basket (no ...
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How to add lemon flavor to tea?

I am trying to add lemon flavor to tea so that it has ginger and lemon flavor to a noticeable extent. If we boil tea water with ginger, the ginger flavor can be brought almost to the way it is okay. ...
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What does ginger lose if puréed or ground and left over time?

I know with certain herbs and spices once you cut them open or grind them they can lose aroma, volatile oils and vitamins. I’m wondering about ginger. People either use it fresh, use a prepared ...
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What is the white sediment / residue found in ginger juice?

I blended up some skinned ginger and squeezed the juice out of it via a meshed strainer with small holes (I only wanted the juice and I was collecting the pulp for cooking). I collected the juice (200 ...
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Are these parts of the ginger plant edible?

Are these tiny roots edible? My home grown ginger has lots of them and it seems a shame to throw them out if they're edible.
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Extracting flavor of ginger in cooking

I have noticed and tried the practice of frying the combination of ginger and garlic pieces in oil/ghee at the very beginning, prominently in Indian cuisines. However, pungent taste from the uncooked ...
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How do you preserve fresh ginger?

For cooking it would be great to have a self made sub-product from ginger, but: if refrigerated, you get rather something like thin ginger juice I don't like the Asia shop variant where they put ...
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Why is Ginger essence hard to get hold of?

Not been able to get hold of essence of ginger for a while now and wondered why??.....is there anywhere in UK that still does it or has it been discontinued for some reason
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How to Remove Garlic Ginger Paste smell from refrigerator

When I put paste of garlic and ginger in the fridge the smell of paste spread in all the fridge and the other things too which are in the fridge.Kindly help me how to get rid of this to avoid the ...
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Will Asarum europaeum add a ginger flavor?

I was looking through a cooking catalog, and came across GINGER, EUROPEAN which made me wonder if this is like normal ginger that you cook with.
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What is an alternative for ginger? [closed]

Some people don't like ginger taste in meal. What can I use instead of ginger? Actually I want to cook cauliflower, so what can I use instead of ginger.
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Can we preserve garlic and ginger paste?

Its mostly said that we should use fresh garlic and ginger paste as after some time the paste loses its taste? So what’s the best way to preserve it, so that its taste is not lost?
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How do I strain ginger powder to make ginger tea?

I was thinking maybe a coffee filter would work, but then it might not have enough time to fully brew the ginger. I don't know what other ways to filter are good. The powder is very fine-grained, and ...
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Ginger drink question

7 ounces fresh ginger 2 cups water 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar lime wedge (to garnish) ice (garnish) sparkling water (to taste) peel the ginger and cut into thin slices. boil ...
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Silty bottom (precipitate) in ginger ale

For the first time, I'm fermenting ginger ale using my 7-day enriched ginger culture and a large batch of sweetened ginger tea using 50/50 brown sugar and muscovado sugar. Before combining the tea and ...
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I left pickled ginger left out of fridge

I accidentally left some opened pickled ginger out of the fridge for 8 hours. is it still good?
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Can ginger root that's gone bad hurt you if you eat it?

We use ginger root with a mixture of lemon and other ingredients. Can ginger root that's gone bad hurt you if you eat it?
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What to do with ginger leftover from ginger ale production [closed]

so I have been experimenting in ginger ale brewing lately and I have been following a method which involves fermenting the ale as always (ginger, water, sugar) and then discard the ginger before ...
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Structure of tomato, ginger and garlic after blending in a blender

Found a new recipe, and it called for blending two (average sized) tomatoes, about a tablespoon of grated ginger (15 grams let's say), and four grated garlic cloves. Blended it all, everything fine. ...
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How to clean ginger for tea

I have recently taken up making homemade ginger tea. I am living in Korea and most produce is very dirty and has to be cleaned. The ginger is very..curvy with small lumps all over it. I find it ...
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How do I properly mince ginger?

I often need to mince ginger to add to any number of dishes. If I don't want to use a microplane, how do I mince ginger with a knife? What type of knife should I use and how should I cut it? I'm most ...
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How should soda made with "ginger bug" smell/taste?

I recently fermented a ginger soda using a ginger bug that I made. The bug seemed good to me - no funky mold growing on it, and it fizzled when I stirred it. The soda I made was good, but tasted extra ...
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Mixture of ingredients has a bitter taste

I put ginger, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno and garlic in a blender for a dish I'm preparing. This mixture was going to be fried in oil. I noticed that it had an extremely bitter taste - what could be ...
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How to successfully make candied ginger?

I tried to make candied ginger from fresh roots, but the result didn't turn out like I was expecting. The recipe I followed had me simmer the slices of ginger in a saucepan with 1 1/2 cups of brown ...
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how to make crystallized ginger powder

I make chocolate bonbons and in my new recipe I am trying to make a ginger ganache topped with dark chocolate. (This is the easy part). The hard part is when you think about a new shape for it. So ...
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Are there any differences in large or small pieces of root ginger?

I find the bigger ones easier to peel, but I've heard that, for example, in potatoes all the vitamins are just below the skin, so I wonder if by a similar effect, smaller rhizomes of root ginger would ...
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Why did my ginger garlic paste have a bitter aftertaste?

I cooked a base for indian sauce based on lots of onion, homemade ginger garlic paste, some veggies (I used carrot, a little napa cabbage, bell peppers) and spices. After cooking, the sauce had an ...
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How do I avoid splatter when frying ginger garlic paste?

I see in all cookery shows that they use ginger garlic paste with ease. When I bought a sachet of the same and put it in oil, it spluttered so much that all of my stove surface ended up oily. How do I ...
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Ginger allergy need substitute

My family loves Asian food. Unfortunately two of us have an Anaphylaxis allergy to ginger and one to soy. I've found some great info here on soy substitutes but nothing for ginger. Does anyone have ...
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Ginger starting to sprout - can I still use it?

I have two beautiful ginger roots (rhizomes) which I had planned to turn into gari (pickled ginger). But I also have two children and the ever-changing schedule that goes with this. So the ginger sat ...
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What non-alcoholic liquid can I use to store Ginger, both cooked and raw?

I've read that storing Ginger in wine vinegar or vodka preserves it. Is there something non-alcoholic that will do the same thing?
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How can I tell if homemade ginger syrup has gone bad?

I made some Ginger syrup using the liquid I boiled the root in for candy. It's just water and sugar. I put it in a plastic liter bottle (from soda water) in the refrigerator. How long can I keep it ...
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Can I thaw whole Ginger root to use later?

Can I thaw a whole piece of ginger root to be used later to make candy? If so, how long can I keep the thawed piece? I froze a healthy root in an airtight container for two weeks, but when I thawed it ...
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How to use and store galangal?

I keep a whole hand of ginger in the freezer, not even wrapped. I microplane it into whatever I'm making and it works great. Is it OK to treat galangal the same way? If I use it in recipes that call ...
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Ginger vs Ginger Root

Does anyone know if ginger root is the same as ginger? I have a recipe with dried ginger but can only find dried ginger root. Hopefully someone knows the answer
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Does ginger infused honey or vodka ever go bad food-safety-wise?

I have sliced ginger stored in a jar of honey, and another jar of a small ginger knob in vodka. Both were stored in the refrigerator. Both are about 2 to 3 years old. They do not have any off odors. ...
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