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What's the most efficient method to extract juice from ginger? I thought I was so clever when I recently used a garlic press, but I have my doubts...

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SueonFood added over 3 years ago

A microplaner works beautifully. You are getting some ginger pulp too, but that adds more flavor. Incidentally, off the topic, but still about ginger - nothing is better than juicing together a thick slice of ginger with a granny smith apple and 2 carrots. Throw in a beet for something really yummy.

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MPB added over 3 years ago

Heavenly daze, SueonFood; ginger, apple, carrots and beets are my favorite for juicing...! The combination results in the most amazing flavors...!

I'd better buy a microplaner for my ginger juice...

SueonFood added over 3 years ago

Great minds...

You'll love the microplaner for lemon zest and Parmesan cheese too.

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susan g added over 3 years ago

I can think of about 6 reasons why my microplaner does not work on ginger -- so I do use a very good garlic press (Pampered Chef), or the Japanese white porcelain ginger grater -- just catch the juice. But there must be a better way.

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betteirene added over 3 years ago

My garlic press gets used with ginger more than it does with garlic. (I'm a garlic smasher/mincer/paste-maker with a knife on a nylon cutting board.)

I've been playing with ginger and baked goods for a couple of winters. I'm trying to perfect recipes for cakey ginger cookies with ginger icing and a ginger raisin yeast bread. I use ginger juice in both recipes, but I don't want ginger fibers in either one. In between baking sessions, I throw the ginger, wrapped in plastic, in the freezer.

It could be all in my head, but I swear that frozen and thawed ginger is juicier than fresh ginger. Maybe one day soon, I'll pretend to be Alton Brown and will take precise measurements--by weight, not volume--of fresh vs. frozen ginger juice.

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pauljoseph added over 3 years ago

If you want more than 1/2 cup of ginger juice use this method http://chinesefood.about...

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pauljoseph added over 3 years ago

G the great the ginger like this then you can wrap the gratings in cheesecloth before squeezing and squeeze the juice through cheesecloth.we usually do like this to make ginger lemon

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added over 3 years ago

I have a beautiful Japanese ginger grater that I use. It takes a while but meditative. I seriously have to learn how to use a camera better so I can start posting pictures. Can't remember where I got it but it's like a tiny pottery bowl with shallow spikes on one side. Rub the ginger over the shallow spikes and the juice will collect on the smooth side.

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