We love ginger for the fresh, aromatic and spicy boost it gives to so many dishes. Not only does it add special flavour and zest to cooking, it also harnesses numerous health benefits. We're talking powerful antioxidant effects, gastrointestinal relief and immunity-boosting action.
You'd want to use up every last bit of it, right?
Problem. You just can't peel ginger without wasting chunks of it. At least, that's if you've been peeling ginger the way I have.
Because of it's gnarly bumps and crevices, using a peeler or paring knife tends to slice off too much and fails to get into those tight corners.
All is not lost. Behold, the spoon.
How to Peel Ginger with A Spoon
Grip the spoon upside-down between your thumb and forefinger.
With the ginger stabilized in your other hand, firmly scrape the spoon over the skin in a repeated forward motion.
Continue until all the peel is removed from your desired amount of ginger.
Surprisingly, that tough-looking skin is relatively thin and comes off easily with any old spoon. Not only does this method help you get the most out of a unique ingredient, it's also a lot safer and produces less waste.
How do you peel ginger? Have you ever heard of or tried peeling it with a spoon? If you have any other simple kitchen hacks, we'd love to hear them!