Fresh ginger on a cutting board.

How to Peel and Store Fresh Ginger | One Quick Tip

Have you ever bought a large knob of fresh ginger and wondered how to store it? Learn how to peel and store fresh ginger with my One Quick Tip!

Fresh ginger on a cutting board.
How to Peel and Store Fresh Ginger | One Quick Tip

Have you ever bought a large knob of fresh ginger and wondered how to store it? Learn how to peel and store fresh ginger with my One Quick Tip!

Sliced fresh ginger root on a wooden cutting board.

I’m not sure about you, but I used to feel badly about breaking off a small piece of ginger at the grocery store and leaving the rest behind. So I started buying the whole knob of ginger; while I do cook with ginger perhaps fairly often (especially when I make my arroz caldo, or Filipino chicken and rice soup), there’s always a lot leftover, so I wanted to share with you my simple way of storing fresh ginger for easier cooking!

If I’m feeling especially industrious, I will take a moment to peel the ginger first — and in case you haven’t tried it yet, the easiest way to do so without incurring a lot of waste is by using the edge of a spoon. Just scrape away, and the peel comes right off!

Fresh ginger root peeled with a spoon.

But let’s be honest, I often don’t have the time, so sometimes I will skip this step.

In many of the recipes I share with you that require ginger, I often drop in slices of ginger medallions, whether it’s in a soup or a simple syrup for a cocktail. So, I simply slice my ginger right when I bring it home from the market and store it in the freezer.

Fresh ginger root peeled and sliced in a glass bowl.

When it comes time to cooking, I just pull out a few pieces and either drop it into the dish, or grate it as needed. Frozen ginger is also easier to grate than fresh, by the way.

Freshly peeled and sliced ginger on a wooden cutting board.

I hope this helped you learn how to peel and store fresh ginger!

Looking for some ways to cook with ginger? Here are some of my favorites:

Arroz Caldo
Soothing Hot Apple Berry Ginger Juice
Ginger-Mint Coconut Water Cooler
Mango Ginger Sorbet
Steamed Cod with Ginger and Scallions
Chicken and Asparagus Glass Noodle Soup
Miso-Marinated Steak Salad

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  1. Mary

    Liren, I just bought ginger yesterday for a chicken dish I made for dinner. After using the amount needed for the recipe, I looked at the remaining and thought, should I just throw this out. I decided to put it into the refrigerator vegetable bin for the time being, which at least temporarily postponed my guilt in wasting the remaining piece. Now I know how to preserve it. Another great Kitchen Confidante tip.

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