Fragrant and hot, knobbly ginger has been popularly used as a medicine and a spice to enhance diverse cuisines - for example Chinese, Indian, Caribean.
As a spice, the pungent flavor of ginger removes fishy flavor in seafood. In the confinement of East Asian mothers, it seems that every meals go with old ginger, from stir-fry vegetables to meat dishes.
People have used ginger to alleviate stomach related discomforts, including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, appetite loss, menstrual pain, post-childbirth bloating during confinement.
American Cancer Society highlights that preliminary results in animals show some effect of ginger in slowing or preventing tumor growth, though the mechanisms remain elusive (PMID: 17175086).
For #AtoZChallenge on 2014 April 08 Tue, I lovingly present a recipe of ginger milk curd by ServicefromHeart.
Ginger milk curd (also known as ginger-juice milk curd / ginger milk pudding / 姜汁撞奶) is delicious and healthy desert for toddlers, new mothers and each of us who loves ginger.
This Chinese dessert originated in Shawan town of Panyu District, Guangzhou, China.
Ginger contains an enzyme (termed as protease zingipain) that coagulate the milk proteins to form curds.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
♥ 100 ml water (水), filtered (过滤)
♥ 1 knob old ginger (老姜)
♥ 3 egg white (蛋白)
♥ 300 ml fresh milk* (鲜奶)
♥ 1 tbsp honey (蜜糖)
* It is better not to use low-fat / skimmed milk so that ginger can curd the milk.
1. Boil water with old ginger chunks. Let it cool & remove ginger chunks.
2. Gently yet thoroughly mix milk, egg white & honey into the ginger water.
3. Steam over low heat until you can put a spoon on top of the curd without sinking.
Other recipes that I love:
♥ no-egg no-steam ginger milk pudding recipe at (1) Travelling Foodies by Alan & J and (2) My Baking by Siu Kwan of Simonne Bakery
♥ 108 ideas of cooking / baking with ginger @ Chef and Sommelier
♥ Ginger soybean curd by Joceline Lyn
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