Browse through our glorious collection of ginger recipes, including Robert Thompson's pineapple and ginger cake, Shaun Hill's monkfish with ginger and Simon Haigh's gingerbread soufflé.
Ginger is one of the most diverse spices around, with ginger recipes running the gamut from sweet ginger biscuits to savoury lentil dal. The gnarly ginger root has a fiery taste and can be purchased fresh, ground, pickled, crystalised or preserved in syrup.
Native to India and China, fresh ginger is a staple in Asian cuisine. Try Alan Muchison's easy Thai fish recipe, served with a fragrant broth seasoned with fresh ginger and lemongrass. You'll also find fresh ginger readily used in Indian recipes, such as Paul Heathcote's vegetable curry and Alfred Prasad's potato curry with fresh fine beans. Fresh ginger can also add notable zing to sweet recipes. Try it with roasted rhubarb, as in Nathan Outlaw's rhubarb trifle recipe.
Ground ginger is very handy for sweet ginger recipes like cakes and biscuits. Martin Wishart's gingerbread recipe and Josh Eggleton's ginger snap biscuits are classic examples. Or try adding ginger to a crumble topping as Marcus Wareing does in his apple crumble recipe, baked on a shortbread base and served in slices.