Spice Inventory: Ginger, Ginger, Ginger and... Ginger

A little reorganizing of my spice cabinet uncovered a treasure trove of ginger. Not one, not two, not three, but four jars of ginger! Holy smokes, how did I end up with so many jars of ginger?! And what on earth did I ever use it for?! I suddenly can't think of any recipe that I make that calls for ginger. And suddenly I realize how badly I need some recipes that call for ginger.

So I told my colleague and friend Martha (no, not Martha Stewart, in case you are wondering) about my ginger dilemma today, and, poof, she just happened to have a recipe for carrot ginger soup saved on her work computer. Even more oddly enough, I just happened to have every ingredient for the soup on hand. As soon as I got home from work, I pulled out one of those ginger jars and whipped up some oh-so-yummy carrot ginger soup. Mmmm.

Other recipes I uncovered online during my office hours include garlic ginger pork roast, Chinese-style barbecued spareribs, amaretto oriental salmon, Chinese asparagus in ginger-scented brown sauce, and big soft ginger cookies. Looks like there are plenty of opportunities to use up at least a bottle or two of the never ending supply of ginger. When I am able to catch my breath from the ginger epidemic, I will let you know what transpires with the three bottles of basil found hiding ever so slyly behind the four bottles of ginger. I can deal with only one territorial spice at a time.

Comments

Trisha said…
Sounds like Fate!
Deborah said…
Doesn't it though?! I can only assume that somehow my body needs ginger intake. And what are those benefits of ginger? Looks like another blog entry...
Megan Askew said…
I have a twisted take on orange chicken with cilantro ginger basmati rice. My kids love it, Curtis asks for it, but I usually surprise him with it after he belt tests in karate. Will have to tell you about it some time
Deborah said…
Yes, do share, Megan! That sounds so amazing!
Megan Askew said…
fresh ginger is also fantastic in juice! Put a small piece in carrot/ apple/pineapple or other mix (you have a juicer, right?) and it is wonderful! So many good health benefits in ginger too, well I think there are good benefits!
Deborah said…
Yes, I have used fresh ginger in juice. I have The Juicing Bible, which has amazing recipes. Thanks for mentioning the juicer; your post made me pull The Juicing Bible out, and I really need to get back on track with juicing. I found a recipe for a beet/carrot/apple concoction that I want to try later today.

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