Ginger Recipes

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Orange Grilled Chicken with Ginger Butter
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 green onions, finely chopped
6 chicken breasts without skin

Combine first 4 ingredients; brush on both sides of chicken breasts.  Grill chicken, uncovered, over medium heat 9-10 minutes on each side or until done.  Serve with Ginger Butter. Garnish with orange wedges, green onions, and orange rind strips. 

Ginger Butter:  Combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind, and 1/4 teaspoon Spice Barn Ground Ginger; chill.  Shape into curls.

Ginger Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta
2 cups cooked angel hair pasta
3/4 teaspoon Spice Barn Ground Ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons each olive oil and butter
1 teaspoon Spice Barn Parsley
1 teaspoon Spice Barn Basil
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 teaspoons corn starch
1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Sauté garlic in butter and oil until tender.  Stir in tomatoes, broth, parsley, basil, ginger.  Combine cornstarch and 1 tablespoon cold water until smooth; add and bring to boil.  Cook until thickened.  Reduce heat, add shrimp.  Simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes.  Add pasta and toss to coat. 

Baked Gingered Fruit
2 large cans chunky fruit, drained
20 ounces pineapple chunks, drained
16 ounces pear halves, drained
16 ounces peach slices, drained
6 ounces maraschino cherries, drained
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon Spice Barn Ground Ginger

Combine fruit in a baking dish.  Melt butter; add sugar and ginger; stirring till smooth.  Pour ginger mixture over fruit.  Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.  Stir once or twice while baking.  Keeps well in refrigerator.

Honey-Ginger Grilled Chicken
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons dry white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 green onions, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Spice Barn Ground Ginger
1/4 teaspoon each: salt and pepper
6 skinned and boned chicken breasts

Stir together first 9 ingredients in a shallow dish; add chicken.  Cover and chill 8 hours.  Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade.  Grill, covered with lid, over medium heat 6 minutes on each side or until done.  Garnish with green onion tops.

Ginger Bread with Lemon Sauce
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup boiling water
1 cup molasses
1 egg, beaten
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Spice Barn Ground Cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons Spice Barn Ground Ginger
1/4 teaspoon Spice Barn Ground Cloves

Melt shortening in boiling water; add molasses and egg.  Combine dry ingredients; add to molasses mixture.  Pour batter into a greased 9 inch square pan..  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Cool before cutting into squares.
Lemon Sauce: 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons cold water, divided, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 3 egg yolks, 2 tablespoons milk.  Combine sugar, butter and 1 1/4 cups water in saucepan.  Cook over low heat stirring constantly till sugar dissolves.  Combine cornstarch and remaining water.  Add to syrup mixture.  Cook till clear and thickened.  Add lemon rind and juice and cook 2 minutes.  Combine egg yolks and milk.  Add a small amount of sauce, mixing well.   Add back to sauce in pan.  Bring to a boil stirring constantly.

Orange Spice Mashed Sweet Potatoes

1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon Spice Barn Ground Ginger
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 teaspoon Spice Barn Ground Cinnamon
cooking spray
3 pounds sweet potatoes, baked

Beat potatoes, orange juice, nutmeg and ginger with mixer.  Spoon into baking dish which has been coated with cooking spray.  Mix the pecans, orange rind, and cinnamon; sprinkle over potato mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Spinach-Fruit Salad with Ginger Dressing
1 bag fresh spinach
4 cups whole strawberries, sliced
11 ounces mandarin oranges, drained
1 star fruit, sliced
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon Spice Barn Ground Ginger
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel

Arrange spinach as bed on individual salad plates.  Combine fruits in a bowl and arrange on top of spinach.  Combine dressing ingredients, shake well.  Drizzle over salads and serve immediately.

Molasses Ginger Cookies
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup molasses
2 tablespoons warm water
1 egg
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Spice Barn Ground Ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons Spice Barn Ground Cinnamon

Mix butter, molasses, and warm water.  Add beaten egg.  Mix dry ingredients and add to molasses mixture to make a soft dough.  Let stand 20 minutes for dough to thicken.  Divide dough into portions, roll out each portion on a floured board to 1/4" thickness. Cut as desired.  Place on greased cookie sheet.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Bake approximately 15 minutes.  Cool. Store in an airtight container.