Wine & Food Winter 2010:
Thursday, February 4, 2010
G.P.’s ginger syrup – the basic byproduct of making cystallized ginger – is composed of just two ingredients, cane sugar and ginger, but it enjoys countless potential uses. It can give a homemade roasted garlic and serrano pepper sauce deeper heat and sweeter balance, and teams nicely with teas, pancakes and ice cream, among other elements. Here’s a peek at four other Ginger People items of interest:
Wasabi Jalapeño Ginger Creamy Dip – Cooking Sauce | News flash: Ginger and wasabi go great together. Especially when there’s fried zuccini, fries or pizza crusts around to sop up this sauce. This’d also work well as a tempura or maki sauce.
Spicy Apple Ginger Chews | With flavors like “hot coffee” and “peanut,” candies are the crux of G.P.’s product line. The “Gin Gins Boost Traveler’s Candy” are tagged “our little potion for the motion.”
Ginger Beer | This brew is awfully sweet – 36 grams of sugar per bottle – but its fresh ginger juice boosts cocktails and earned a Most Outstanding Beverage from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade.
Ginger Spread | Delicious recommended destinies include pairings with pears and gouda or a warm bowl of oatmeal. One G.P. staffer used it for a goat cheese and caramelized onion pizza.