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Quick video: how to peel ginger

Published: January 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm

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


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?



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.


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

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