This week recipe is about a method of conserving food for longer or preserving. Have you seen the price of some food items ? sometimes it is cheap and other times so expensive that you think twice about bying it. Well ginger is one of this food items that you can buy for $19.00/kg one month and next minute it is $54.00/kg…
i always like to have ginger on hands all year round. I often use it for my curries, salads, biscuits, or even biscotti. So, i have deicded to try preserving some of my ginger when it is at low cost and make a batch of preserved ginger in syrup. I found out, i could keep it for up to 6 months in the pantry.
If you are like me and like to be savy with your food and wallet, this recipe is for you.
One of the oldest method used to preserve food was drying then smoking, salting. Later came the techniques of fermenting, pickling and preserving in syrup. More modern techniques are canning and freezing.
You will need a large saucepan, a colander or strainer and jars with lids.
This recipe makes for 2 x 500g jars size
I kept the left over syrup and use for tea. i also used a bit for some of my sourdough bread. Then i made ginger sorbet. if you enjoyed this recipe please share it.