How to peel fresh ginger

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Peeling fresh ginger is slow, difficult work with a knife or vegetable peeler. Whole Foods Market's Martha Drayton has a better way to peel fresh ginger - with a spoon.

How to peel fresh ginger If you've tried to peel ginger with a vegetable peeler, you kow how frustrating it can be. Ginger has many nooks, crannies and crevices that make for difficult peeling. So what's the best tool? Thanks to Martha Drayton from Whole Foods Market, there's no need to run out to a specialty store to for a special gadget. A simple spoon will do.
  1. Buy fresh ginger root.
  2. Hold a common soup spoon or teaspoon face down between your thumb and forefinger.
  3. Gently scrape the ginger bark off the root with the end of the spoon.
Transcript I’m Martha Drayton from Whole Foods Market. Ginger is essential to Asian cuisine. Asian cooking is very popular. However, it is extremely difficult to peel ginger. Ginger has lots of nooks crannies and crevices, and a wide peeler doesn’t work well. So I’ve learned you can use a simple kitchen spoon to peel it. It’s easy, you just hold the spoon in your hand with your thumb and forefinger and you just gently go over it and it peels. And here you are: ginger that’s ready for grating or slicing. I’m Martha Drayton from Whole Foods Market for howdini.com.
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  • Martha Drayton

    Martha Drayton Recipe Developer and Food Writer Martha Drayton is a freelance recipe developer and food writer. Her interests include Pan Pacific and Indian cuisines. She is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and former Culinary Center Director for Whole Foods Market - Bowery. more about this expert »

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