We have been loving the frugal tips given to us by readers for our blogiversary giveaway! Freida reminded me of a great one for getting the most out of your ginger. I learned this one a while back, after countless chunks of fresh ginger sadly went to waste after not being used in time. (I do use it in a lot of recipes, but sometimes you just can’t get to it all!)
The easiest and most efficient way to store ginger is to simply peel it and pop it in the freezer. So when you’re first prepping it for a recipe, go ahead and peel it all. (I find the best way to do so is with the edge of a spoon, like so:)
Once you’ve used what you need, pop the rest into a ziploc bag, and into the freezer it goes. Then, once you need it, you can grate it straight out of the freezer with a microplane. No need to thaw it first!
Alternately, you can slice the ginger and cover it with mirin or dry sherry in an airtight container, which will keep for a few months in the refrigerator.
— posted by Anne