Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Making Ginger and Garlic Pastes
Here's how to make ginger paste from fresh ginger root:
Starting with an 8 oz. piece of fresh ginger root, peel and cut into small chunks. Place in a blender or food processor with 1/2 cup of water and process until you have a smooth paste. You can store the paste in a non-metal airtight container in the fridge for a week or so, or freeze in 1 teaspoon portions. You can multiply or divide this recipe for the amount of ginger root you have.
Here's how to make garlic paste:
Follow the same instructions as for ginger paste, but use 8 oz of peeled garlic cloves instead.