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Ginger its nothing better for pork

Updated on August 5, 2011

Ginger

A lot of people do not know this but Ginger is available in two forms,,,,young....and mature. The younger ginger has a thin skin that requires no peeling, while mature ginger has tough that must be peeled. It can be grated, ground, slivered, or sliced and used in soups , curries, stir-fries, fruit compotes, gingerbread and gingersnaps.

Now there is a proper way to handle your ginger, you should use a vegetable peeler or a pairing knife to peel ginger. Once peeled, many gadgets are available to finely grate the bumpy fibrous root, Running ginger along the finest holes of a 4-sided box grater or rubbing it along the 400 sharply ridged perforations of a micro plane grater works well. A garlic press is perfect for pressing a small chunk into minced ginger. There's also a porcelain grater, for specifically made for grating ginger. Rubbing ginger back and forth over the rows of small rounded nubs easily cuts through the ginger's flesh while leaving the stringy, fibrous threads attached to the un-grated portion.

So now that you have a little bit of knowledge on the way to handle ginger lets take it up a notch to use ginger by making 2 great tasting pork chop recipes using ginger that I think you will enjoy.

Ginger and Beer Pork Chops

Ginger Pork Chop Recipes


Ginger and Beer Grilled Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 bone-in pork chops, about 3/4 inch thick

1/4 cup of soy sauce

2 teaspoons of grated ginger root

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 cup of beer

place the chops in a self-sealing plastic bag; add remaining ingredients and seal bag. Gently massage bag to evenly distribute marinade ingredients. Refrigerate4-24 hours,.

Now prepare medium hot coals in your grill. remove chops from marinade and discard marinade,place chops on the grill directly over the coals , cover the grill with the grilled lid and let the chops cook for 10 minutes turning only 1 time darning the cooking time,

Jamaican Rubbed Pork Chops

Chops with a rub on them


Jamaican Rubbed Chops

4 pork chops about 3/4 thick

2 tablespoon of brown sugar

2 teaspoons of grated ginger

1 garlic clove minc1 teaspoon of coarsely cracked pepper

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon of cloves

Directions

Pat down your pork chops using a paper towel, stir together remaining ingredients

in a small in a small bowl., now remember to rub the chops on both side with the rub mixture.

Grill the chops over meduim hot coals for 10-12. minutes or until the juice run clear

This is a great way to spend some time learning about some great spices and a few nice recipes for pork chops too but to top it all off lets add this Green Ginger Ice Tea to wash this all down...All you have to do is get a 2inch piece of fresh ginger and slice it very thin, then place ginger, 5 cups of water in a medium sauce pot. Cover and heat to boiling over a medium heat. Then remove saucepan from the heat and add 4 green tea bags cover and let steep 15 minutes. Now stir in 1 cup of honey. Pour the tea through a fine mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours and serve over ice,,,enjoy.


Green Ginger Ice Tea

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