Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Round-Up Weekend Wokking: Ginger

Here it is--- this month’s Round-Up for Weekend Wokking: Ginger!

Eat Travel Eat
of Southern California made a quick and easy Sesame Glutinous Rice Balls with Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup with store-bought sesame glutinous rice balls, freshly grated ginger, brown candy and baked sweet potato.

Darlene of Blazing Hot Wok brought out her ice cream maker to create a dessert, Ginger Ice Cream with Raisin Sauce topped with toasted sliced almonds. It’s delicious and kid-approved!!

Graziana of Erbe in Cucina in Italy made a spicy blend of ginger, cinnamon, cloves and Earl Grey Tea for a warm and inviting Spiced Tea sweetened with cane sugar.

Sweatha of TastyCurryLeaf from Bangalore, India was dreaming of chocolate and candied ginger when she decided to make Chocolate Chip Ginger Muffins.

Leena of Leena’s Kitchen marinated sirloin strips in soy sauce and cornstarch then created her all time favorite stir-fry dish—Ginger Beef loaded with lots of julienned ginger.

Yasmeen of Healthy Nut made Pineapple Ginger Chutney that is excellent as dip or topping for chips or crackers and can also be mixed in with rice.

Wandering Chopsticks, creator of Weekend Wokking made Vietnamese Steamed Fish with Ginger and Scallions, a healthy dish that brings out the delicate flavor of fresh fish.

Finally, for this month's Weekend Wokking event I prepared a sweet and savory, spicy hot Kabocha Coconut Stew that is rich in beta-carotene and deliciously comforting!

Thanks to all who participated in this fun blogging event! Next month's Weekend Wokking will be hosted by Blazing HotWok and for the secret ingredient, I have chosen : VINEGAR. There is so much variety to choose from so please join us. Send in entries by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, October 4 to blazinghotwok@gmail.com.


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TS of eatingclub vancouver said...

ACK!!!! We missed this edition! =(

Momgateway said...


Sorry you missed it... I was actually waiting for your entry. But you can send in one for the next WW (hosted by Blazing Hot Wok). Vinegar is the key ingredient and deadline is Oct. 4.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

My husband is always pestering me to come up with more stir-fry dishes. You've given me inspiration to get our wok out. Thanks for stopping by my kitchen. I'll be visiting you more often and we love ginger.

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Tangled Noodle said...

This was a great round-up of ginger-centered recipes! I'm really intrigued by the rice balls in sweet potato and ginger soup.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Regarding your question about a substitute for oyster sauce in stir fries, it looks like Leena's entry here has the key - soy sauce and a thickener of cornstarch is a great way to get delicious flavor and a thick sauce. I can suggest also using arrowroot starch as the thickening agent, which doesn't need to be dissolved first - but it does need to be added near the end of cooking as it will break down the longer it is heated. Hope this helps!

Rico said...

Ginger one of my essential cooking ingredients and very often forgotten by people, the root shape very similar to ginseng and with great healing properties too, as well as being good for digestion and adding an enormous flavour to dishes. well exposed... thanks for the share

Anonymous said...

Excellent round up of delicious dishes with ginger! Love the flavors!