#1 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -


#2 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Not talking Gingers. Talking Ginger.

Over the years, I've become more and more fond of ginger. Candied ginger, pickled ginger, ginger ale, ginger energy drinks, ginger tea, gingerbread, ginger rum - you name it. Ginger is delicious and invigorating.

I've got some pickled ginger on my breakfast wasabi-butter egg sandwich on a daily basis. Same goes for the ginger lemon tea I have after dinner. I usually have some candied ginger on stock too. It gives me that jolt of power, if I need it.

So - what's your stand towards ginger, and what are your ginger habits?

#3 Posted by psylah (2162 posts) -

Ginger ale and ginger snaps. Delicious.

#4 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -

I am not a fan of Ginger.

@Seppli said:

I've got some pickled ginger on my breakfast wasabi-butter egg sandwich on a daily basis.

I have like...Cornflakes or toast for breakfast.

#5 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

Ginger's pretty good in general, and ginger ale is the shit.

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#6 Posted by JasonR86 (9609 posts) -

I fucking love ginger.

#7 Posted by Slay3r1583 (600 posts) -

I came in here hoping this would be about people and not the food. Ginger chicks are hot.

Aside from the occasional ginger ale and pigging out on gingerbread cookies around Christmas I don't really consume much ginger. So I'd say I lean more towards indifferent, I don't love it but I don't hate it either.

#8 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I don't love it but It's not bad at all

#9 Posted by OldGuy (1513 posts) -

Here, cook this:

Onion Gingered Chicken

Seasoning mix

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons dried basil

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon dried thyme

3/4 teaspoon cayenne

3/4 teaspoon white pepper

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon ground dill seed

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground sage

Chicken

3 tablespoons flour

3-4 lbs chicken pieces

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

4 cups chopped onions, in all

2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

4 cups chicken stock, in all

Directions:

Combine seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl.

Mix 2 tablespoons of mix with the flour and set aside for later use. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of mix over chicken and rub in well.

Heat oil in heavy pot over high heat just until it begins to smoke, about 4 minutes.

Brown chicken in batches, large pieces first, skin side down first, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Remove from pot and set aside.

Caution: this mixture will brown very quickly, so watch it carefully, but make sure to brown it well.

Add onions to pot and scrape bottom to loosen browned bits.

Cook, stirring and scraping frequently, until onions are brown, about 4 minutes.

Add ginger, seasoned flour, and 1/2 cup of stock and stir until flour is completely incorporated.

Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until flour begins to stick, about 2-3 minutes.

Stir in remaining stock and seasoning mix and scrape pot well.

Return chicken and juices to pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken is tender and sauce has reduced to 4 cups, about 30 minutes.

Serve over pasta or rice.

(Yuuurg... the default double spacing on cr/lf is terrible formatting for this but, oh well)...

#10 Posted by 71Ranchero (2675 posts) -

I think he is a great singer but not good enough to have any kind of major success without The Wildhearts.

#11 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

B+1/2: I dislike ginger on its own but think it's pretty cool as a component of some dishes.

@OldGuy said:

[Sick Onion Ginger Chickn recipe]

I'm totally going to try to make that this week!

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#12 Posted by Hamst3r (4452 posts) -
The best drink ever made.
#13 Posted by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

I am pro-ginger.

#14 Posted by wordfalling (193 posts) -

Ginger is great. A tip for recipes calling for fresh grated ginger, freeze the ginger root and it will grate much more easily and finely.

#15 Posted by Maajin (1052 posts) -

Can't say I've ever tasted something that contained ginger! =[

#16 Posted by BaneFireLord (2912 posts) -

It's fine. Not a favorite food by any means, but it's fine.

#17 Posted by BelligerentEngine (344 posts) -

Ginger ale is the nectar of the of gods. All other uses of ginger I'm pretty indifferent about, definitely not a fan of candied ginger though.

#18 Posted by UitDeToekomst (703 posts) -

This may show off my considerable food ignorance, but I was always under the impression that ginger flavour in ginger ale and ginger snaps had little in common with the flavour of actual ginger. Have i been led astray here?

#19 Posted by ShockD (2393 posts) -

Ginger ale. One love rasta.

#20 Posted by aacx97 (50 posts) -

I recently had some spicy ginger soda and enjoyed it.

#21 Posted by Rainbowkisses (472 posts) -

@UitDeToekomst said:

This may show off my considerable food ignorance, but I was always under the impression that ginger flavour in ginger ale and ginger snaps had little in common with the flavour of actual ginger. Have i been led astray here?

It depends on the ginger ale or snaps. Some ginger ale has a stronger ginger taste to it than others and the same goes for ginger snaps.

#22 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

@Seppli said:

Not talking Gingers.

@Slay3r1583 said:

I came in here hoping this would be about people and not the food. Ginger chicks are hot.

Some people consider that a discriminatory epithet. Maybe don't refer to people as that? Just saying.

#23 Posted by Laurentech (127 posts) -

Ginger is awesome. I make candied ginger, and then I use the remaining syrup to make ginger ale. I use it for baked goods (gingersnaps, etc.). It also pairs pretty well with meat and a lot of Asian dishes.

@UitDeToekomst: Both ginger ale and ginger snaps have ginger in them. Store-bought ginger ale is watered down compared to the homemade version. The homemade version also tends to be much, much spicier (like fresh ginger). Ginger snaps have a lot of other spices in them, so it's more a concoction of flavors rather than just ginger.

#24 Posted by tallTuck94 (553 posts) -

If I even smell ginger I feel like throwing up. It's disgusting to me.

#25 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2004 posts) -

I love Ginger Ale. It also makes my stomach feel better when it's upset!

#26 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

I come from an Asian household where ginger is used in many foods. I really don't like the taste at this point.

#27 Posted by ProfessorEss (7281 posts) -

Depending on how and where it's used I go everywhere from love to hate.

#28 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

pro ginger ale and gingerbread, anti gingereveythinglese

#29 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1693 posts) -
@Atramentous said:

I think he is a great singer but not good enough to have any kind of major success without The Wildhearts.

I dunno, his other stuff seems to be doing pretty well, 555% in particular. The dude is one of the best songwriters alive. 
 
And I know it's only been a few years, but I fucking miss The Wildhearts to death right about now...
#30 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror said:

@Seppli said:

Not talking Gingers.

@Slay3r1583 said:

I came in here hoping this would be about people and not the food. Ginger chicks are hot.

Some people consider that a discriminatory epithet. Maybe don't refer to people as that? Just saying.

Didn't mean to offend. Didn't think of ginger people as a discriminated upon minority, until that famous South Park episode came along. There were the witchhunt days during the dark ages of course. I find it both hilarious and tragic, how South Park both made a pretty poignant statement about racism, but also kinda rekindled the ginger stigma with that episode. Oh the humanity!

Is laughing at other people's perceived misery/slights offensive? I guess so. If done publicly. Didn't mean to though.

#31 Posted by Phatmac (5721 posts) -

I thought I'd find the bane of humanity when I clicked this ink since I thought you'd be talking about ginger people. Luckily this is just about the other ginger. I like ginger fine, but I don't love it.

#32 Posted by 49th (2691 posts) -

Ginger is the best when you feel sea sick. Just suck on a lump or get some ginger biscuits and it will fix you up.

Ginger is great in food too, I love ginger.

#33 Posted by Ben_H (3312 posts) -

I am anti-ginger in all cases other than gingerbread cookies, ginger ale, and in ginger in stir-fry. I can't stand ginger otherwise. 
 
Fun fact, my step-grandma used to make chocolate chip cookies with candied ginger in them. It was not very good,

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#35 Posted by 71Ranchero (2675 posts) -

@OneKillWonder_ said:

@Atramentous said:

I think he is a great singer but not good enough to have any kind of major success without The Wildhearts.

I dunno, his other stuff seems to be doing pretty well, 555% in particular. The dude is one of the best songwriters alive. And I know it's only been a few years, but I fucking miss The Wildhearts to death right about now...

I like his new stuff, Its just not the same though.

#36 Posted by SomeJerk (3144 posts) -

12/25 eat gingerbread cookies every day

#37 Edited by living4theday258 (678 posts) -

@Canteu said:

@Seppli said:

I've got some pickled ginger on my breakfast wasabi-butter egg sandwich on a daily basis.

I have like...Cornflakes or toast for breakfast.

My reaction to your breakfast

I like ginger but I don't get it very often.

#38 Posted by NTM (7266 posts) -

Sometimes it's alright, and other times I don't care for it.

#39 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@living4theday258 said:

@Canteu said:

@Seppli said:

I've got some pickled ginger on my breakfast wasabi-butter egg sandwich on a daily basis.

I have like...Cornflakes or toast for breakfast.

My reaction to your breakfast

I like ginger but I don't get it very often.

It's all about that cold fire of wasabi - smoothed by butter - breezing into my brains early in the morning, which goes very well with the invigorating sweet & sour sharpness of pickled ginger, and of course the nourishment of bread and egg and mayo - the perfect way to kickstart my body into the day. Don't worry though, there's many more regular breakfast items on my morning table. Fresh fruit. Yoghurt. Toast and butter and jam and honey. Cereal. Milk. Coffee. Meats have been known to show up there too. The whole nine yards. The wasasbi-butter-ginger-egg-sandwich is just my specialty item currently.

Going all out on breakfast is what I love about my two meals a day lifestyle choice. No regrets. Epic meals.

#40 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

I use to eat ginger snaps by the box full when I was a kid. I like ginger ale and ginger bread cookies.

#41 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

@Seppli: I'm not disdaining your choice of food. In fact, that shit sounds delicious and awesome. I meant more that i just woke up and like hell am i making my brain make my body make that sandwich. It simply wouldn't happen.

#42 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@Canteu said:

@Seppli: I'm not disdaining your choice of food. In fact, that shit sounds delicious and awesome. I meant more that i just woke up and like hell am i making my brain make my body make that sandwich. It simply wouldn't happen.

A small glass of some super-sweet fruit juice does the trick for me - gives me enough power to tackle fresh fruit and yoghurt. And so forth. Breakfast is a process of slowly cascading into working order by escalating food items - from simple to complex. From natural sweet over salty/spicy/fatty to sugary sweet. All of that with milk. Then coffee.

God I love breakfast.

#43 Posted by Blackout62 (1329 posts) -

OHHHHH! That kind of ginger.

No, actually I rather detest it.

#44 Posted by Somadude (549 posts) -

There's nothing quite as refreshing as a bottle of Ginger Ale. And not that fake Canada Dry stuff; I'm talking real deal Ginger Ale, that burns your throat and makes you sneeze. Lovely.

#45 Posted by vikingdeath1 (929 posts) -

Ginger Beer

Ginger Snaps

..... Yeah, I came here originally to say that Ginger chicks are hot

#46 Edited by living4theday258 (678 posts) -

@Seppli said:

@living4theday258 said:

@Canteu said:

@Seppli said:

I've got some pickled ginger on my breakfast wasabi-butter egg sandwich on a daily basis.

I have like...Cornflakes or toast for breakfast.

My reaction to your breakfast

I like ginger but I don't get it very often.

It's all about that cold fire of wasabi - smoothed by butter - breezing into my brains early in the morning, which goes very well with the invigorating sweet & sour sharpness of pickled ginger, and of course the nourishment of bread and egg and mayo - the perfect way to kickstart my body into the day. Don't worry though, there's many more regular breakfast items on my morning table. Fresh fruit. Yoghurt. Toast and butter and jam and honey. Cereal. Milk. Coffee. Meats have been known to show up there too. The whole nine yards. The wasasbi-butter-ginger-egg-sandwich is just my specialty item currently.

Going all out on breakfast is what I love about my two meals a day lifestyle choice. No regrets. Epic meals.

.................. wow.... I do good to get a bowl of cereal and cup of coffee before I have to get ready to go.....

#47 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

You can't tell me what Ginger I can and can't talk about!

That said I'm not a huge fan of ginger.

#48 Posted by TMBaker (230 posts) -

@Hamst3r said:

The best drink ever made.