Pickled ginger, known as gari or amazu shoga in Japanese, is served with sushi or sashimi and eaten between different kinds of sushi.
It apparently helps to clean your taste buds and enhance the flavours. While you can find prepared pickled ginger in pink or white at some stores and most Asian markets, Phoena shared her recipe on allrecipes.
Here’s how to make it at home:
- 8 ounces fresh young ginger root, peeled
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 cup rice vinegar
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- Cut the ginger into chunks and place them into a bowl.
- Sprinkle with sea salt, stir to coat and let stand for about 30 minutes. Transfer the ginger to a clean jar.
- In a saucepan, stir together the rice vinegar and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil, then pour the boiling liquid over the ginger root pieces in the jar.
- Allow the mixture to cool, then put the lid on the jar and store in the refrigerator for at least one week. You will see that the liquid will change to slightly pinkish in few minutes. Don’t be alarmed because it’s the reaction of rice vinegar that causes the change. Only quality rice vinegar can do that.
- Cut pieces of ginger into paper thin slices for serving.
Voilà, there you have it.
Read also: Is sushi healthy?
Check out allrecipes for more great recipes.
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