Fresh ginger root on woven mat
Roast Ginger For Elevated And Complex Flavors In Your Favorite Dishes
While you're likely familiar with using ground or grated ginger when cooking, roasted ginger is an underrated and delicious way to put the fresh ingredient to use.
Roasting slightly dulls the flavor of ginger, so while you still get those peppery notes, they’re more muted alongside the toasted, nutty flavors imbued by roasting.
To roast ginger, simply peel the stem, slice off the ends, and put it right on the oven rack. Bake it for 45 minutes at 475 degrees Fahrenheit, flipping it halfway through.
To enhance the caramelization and smokiness of the ginger, try broiling it. If you’d rather air fry it, cook it for half an hour at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, flipping it halfway.
Once roasted, the soft and flavorful ginger will work well in dishes like soups and purees. It can even be made into ginger syrup for use in cocktails and lattes.