I love the taste and smell of fresh ginger root, don’t you? It is an ingredient I always have in my fridge so that when the craving for thai curry or lemon-ginger tea hits me I can quickly get it on the stove. Yes, one could also use dried or ginger powder, but you’d be missing so much flavour. The fresh root packs an intense taste that is spicy and citrus-y, and quite nutritious too.
The only downside of working with fresh ginger is that many recipes require that it be peeled before using. But using a vegetable peeler to peel ginger can be tricky because of all the little curves that the root has. Using a small pairing knife is tedious and you can remove too much of the inside along with the skin. Let’s not forget to mention that both the peeler and knife can be dangerous in all of the curves and bumps if were not careful.
Did you know that there is a super easy and safe method for peeling ginger? Oh, and it’s way quicker than using either the vegetable peeler and knife. You can watch the video below to see just how easy it is — but if that’s not enough, I also show how you can use the same method with turmeric too! Enjoy and I hope you find it as helpful as I do!