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looking for a savory application for very strong ginger simple syrup, any ideas?

asked by Manolocooks almost 6 years ago
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added almost 6 years ago

I bet it'd be great used in a meat marinade--say, for pork chops. Or a drizzle added to a salad dressing.

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added almost 6 years ago


Great use for ginger syrup ....

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added almost 6 years ago

Just a thought and probably a bit typical, but possibly in some sort of asian dressing to either be used to pour over and dress your food or to be used as a sauce in cooking. I say balance it with your common asian sauce ingredients such as soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, unseasoned rice vinegar, salt, maybe some lime, and chili peppers or chili sauce.

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added almost 6 years ago

You made this with juiced ginger? Could you give more info?

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added almost 6 years ago

Susan g, if you are replying to me, in all honesty I was just brainstorming and providing some thoughts. I think it would work great in a spicy sweet teriyaki like sauce made with the above ingredients since teriyaki sauce normally calls for sugar, you can replace the sugar with your simple syrup while providing a nice ginger kick.

Here are a few recipes that I make on a regular basis for my husband that comes to mind that I would replace the sugar and/or ginger with your simple syrup.


Hope this helps!

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added almost 6 years ago

i agree with the marinade idea - i love ginger on fish especially. one of my favorite combos was a ginger and orange salmon marinade. i've always used just grated ginger, i don't know how strong your syrup is but diluting it with olive oil for a marinade or sauce would probably work out.

if you're looking to use more, just add some to whatever you're drinking. ginger lemonade, ginger +seltzer, ginger vodka tonic ... endless possibilities!

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added almost 6 years ago

I've used it in both in terriyaki sauce and in thai salad dressings.

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Coat with the yakitori sauce and grill or boil.

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added almost 6 years ago

How about using the syrup in a classic Carrotte a la Vichy recipe to sub out the sugar?

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added almost 6 years ago

My previous question is directed at manolocooks, because it is tagged 'juicer madness' --does this mean the ginger was put through an electric juicer?
@Sam1148 -- great graphic!

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added almost 6 years ago

Thanks Eliza_z for the orange-ginger marinade Idea, I was debating how to dilute simple syrup. Also the Asian marinades sound good. I bought an entire piece of ginger when making a Thai dish and decided to juice the extra. Made a simple syrup and added juice to steep until cool.

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