Kitchen Tips

Five Warming Ginger Recipes

As the days get cooler, it’s time to warm up your cooking with herbs and spices, such as the versatile ginger root. From soothing common colds to aiding digestion and detoxification, ginger is one ingredient you need in your winter arsenal. Try these five warming ideas using ginger and reap the rewards.

Ginger

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Make a nutritious broth

Beat the autumn chill with this fortifying chicken, coriander and udon noodle soup, enriched with the health benefits of ginger.

Chicken Soup with Coriander Ginger and Udon Noodles Recipe

Boil a cold-busting tea

Another surefire way to keep winter bugs at bay is by boiling a cold-busting beverage, like this soothing ginger and lemongrass tea.

ginger-lemongrass tea

 

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Use ginger wine as a marinade

This Japanese recipe for sizzling ginger pork skewers packs a ginger double punch, using pickled ginger and green ginger wine in a lip-smacking marinade.

Sizzling ginger yakiniku

Stir-fry with seafood

According to the yin and yang properties of Vietnamese cuisine, “warming” ginger balances the “cooling” effects of seafood – try it for yourself with this recipe for stir-fried crabs with ginger and spring onion.

Stir Fry Crabs with Ginger and Spring onions Hong Kong Style

Braise with beef

As it aids in digestion, ginger is also great at cutting through the richness of robust meat dishes, such as this Korean recipe for braised beef short ribs.

Braised Beef short ribs (Galbijjim)

For more creative cooking ideas using herbs and spices, try these five fresh ways to cook with lemongrass.

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