I want it strongly gingered please! The top 5 combinations and recipes
[NUTRIgastronomie] Heard this week-end at KB shop, the hipster Australian coffee located at the cross of rue des Martyrs and Trudaine : “I want my juice strongly gingered please.. How much ginger do you put? because at home it’s never as good as yours.. ”
I was thinking “move on… If you don’t feel it gingered enough, why don’t you double the dose.. this is it.. move on…” But I must admit that NOW is the right season to have a lot of ginger. Autumn’s weather gets humid and ginger will dry and warm your body. It is also a strong natural antiseptic (reason why it has been used a lot in fish and seafood recipes in China, in addition to its aromatic properties). And all yogi who sipper liters of ginger tea know the quick it brings.
So if you would like to include more ginger in your diet now, let me share with you my TOP 5 gingered combinations and recipes
1. Orange Gingermagic cream You must be familiar with orange-carrot-ginger juices.. You can substitute orange with grapefruit. Combining the freshness of agrums with aromatic freshness of ginger can’t go wrong. And if you like panna cotta, you’ll love this: ginger juice naturally condenses hot milk like a cream! Try this ginger cream and shoot of Vitamin C. Click on the pic for the recipe
2. Pear and ginger : assemble a quick and easy salad with raw beetroot, pear, grated ginger,some hard cheese (here I used flowers of Swiss Tete de moine), lemon juice and olive oil. Natural sweetness of beetroot and pear are balanced by the sharp lime juice and ginger tang. Hard cheese brings the savoury side and lots of umami
3- Tomato , ginger, lemongrass: are the key ingredients of “canh chua” the traditional Vietnamese sweet and sour soup . It also includes ngo om (vegetal cumin), fish and sea food. Don’t forget cilantro and fried shallots for all flavors to be complete. I know, cooking is true love…
4. CHAI : ginger, cinnamon,cardamom, pepper, clove compose the delicious blend used for chai tea, to be drunk with or without milk. This CHAI blend will also be fantastic with… chocolate ! Click on the picture to collapse into this vegan recipe of Chocolate cream à la royale.
5 ANTI-INFLAMMATORY : ginger, curcuma and walnut oil. For all those who suffer from sport injuries and tendinitis, don’t forget that natural food can do wonders. To limit further inflammation, cut on red meat and dairies (and alcohol and sugar of course). Here is an edible band-aid to savour on vegan semolina
– I use a Japanese grator to obtain very finely grated ginger
– I never use dry ginger. Fresh ginger has a distinct aroma and keeps well in the fridge. Choose well!
– If you can find young ginger at your local oriental shop, it is very juicy and good. Try it!
So… are you ready for more ginger? What’s your favorite recipe?