Embrace the Ginger People
Ginger and I have a love-hate relationship – I regret every time I accidentally bite into a piece in a meal but I love the flavours it brings to dishes.
It’s not cheap and I sometimes I omit ginger when cooking just because I’m a tad lazy, so I was fascinated when I was offered to try a new range of ready-made ginger products from The Ginger People.
Firstly, I sampled a Ginger Syrup, which sounds a little gross to me but it is actually quite sweet with the addition of sugarcane. I added a dash to my tea as suggested on the label as my throat wasn’t feeling too well and it definitely helped soothe my throat and tasted great too.
I’m told that a lot of people also add it to coffee but being a Melbourne coffee snob – this just doesn’t seem right to me! I’d be interested to try it with some sort of breakfast meal like my morning oats and yogurt.
Next I tried the Ginger Juice – no, not straight out of the bottle, although taking a shot of it is a suggestion! It also suggests that the juice can be used to replace fresh ginger. Having just returned from the Philippines, I decided to marinate some chicken Filipino-style (BBQ chicken is very popular there). As I had to process some ingredients for the marinade, I thought this would be the perfect recipe to replace ginger with the juice. Very handy.
Needing some vegies on the side, I decided to bake an assortment with an Asian-inspired maple syrup glaze, which required a dash of ginger. This is where I used my ready-chopped Minced Ginger. These last two products really assist in reducing the time of peeling and grating a small bit of ginger for a large recipe.
I still have one more product up my sleeve – the Pickled Sushi Ginger. Despite my mixed feelings for ginger, I love the palate-cleanse that pickled ginger provides on the side of your sushi. I’m saving it for the next time I have sushi or make some Japanese curry.
Mon’s Adventure was provided with some samples to test by The Ginger People. All opinions are my own.