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Quick video: how to peel ginger

Learn how to peel ginger properly in just 20 seconds (watch the video below). Who knew you could do it with a teaspoon?

Step-by-step guide: how to peel ginger

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1. Chop the end of the ginger off using a sharp knife.

2. Holding the chunk of ginger in one hand, use your other hand to peel the skin away with the edge of a teaspoon.

3. Why not use your newfound skill in the recipe below?

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FIVE-SPICE, GINGER AND SOY POUSSINS

1 hour 10 minutes, serves 6, easy

poussins 3

honey 4 tbsp

Chinese 5-spice powder 1 tsp

vegetable oil

garlic 5 cloves, peeled and sliced

root ginger a thumb-sized piece, cut into matchsticks

chicken stock 250ml

red wine 125ml

soy sauce 100ml

spring onions 4, sliced

red chillies 2, finely sliced

step 1

Heat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/gas 4. Season the poussins, put in a large roasting dish and drizzle with the honey and 5-spice. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, fry the garlic and ginger for 2 minutes, then add all the liquids. Simmer for 10 minutes then pour over the poussins and cover with foil.

step 2

Roast for 30 minutes, then remove the foil, turn the oven up to 220c/fan 200c/gas 6 and cook for another 20 minutes. Cut each poussin in half with a sharp knife or kitchen scissors and spoon over some of the sauce. Sprinkle with the spring onions and chillies.

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per serving 359 kcals, protein 27.5g, carbohydrate 11.2g, fat 22.3g, saturated fat 5.5g, fibre 0.4g, salt 3.47g