Homemade Pickled Ginger (Gari) Recipe
Pickled ginger is called gari or amazu shoga in Japanese. It's served with sushi or sashimi and eaten between different kinds of sushi. It helps to clean your taste buds and enhance the flavors. It's also great with Century Eggs - a Chinese delicacy. You can find prepared pickled ginger in pink or white at most Asian markets but I preferred to make my own and share with family and friends.
Great recipe. I used stevia instead of sugar, turned out perfect! I used my awesome Breville food processor on the thinnest setting to get the ginger paper thin. I also simmered the ginger in the brine for a few minutes before I put it in the jar, as someone that reviewed this before me said to do. I did not use a whole lot of salt, and I did not rinse it off, so the saltiness is perfect. Turned out awesome! No, it is not pink, but it's natural and homemade and delicious!
It is nice to know how to make our own pickled ginger. I sliced the ginger thin when it was raw, then added it to the boiling vinegar mixture and simmered it for about 5 minutes. I then put it in to the jar, cooled it, and stored in the refridgerator. We used it the same day with our sushi...perfect!
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The pink color has nothing to do with the quality of your rice vinegar. Only very young ginger will turn pink during the pickling process. The ginger root you buy at your supermarket is not young ginger. I doubt if any companies are using coloring to create the pink color, unless it is really cheap ginger. Any Japanese-made pickled gingr will be young ginger. If it really bugs you that it's not pink, try to find young ginger - you will probably have to go to an Asian market or a large public market in a major metropolitan area with a large Asian population. I like mine just fine white. This is a great recipe, just the way I make mine. You will love the taste, don't worry that it's not pink!
Old Southern favorite. Great on picnics with cucumber sandwiches or at Sunday supper.
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