What is Pickled Ginger?
Pickled ginger is a type of pickle that is pickled with vinegar, sugar, and salt. This pickle from Japanese cuisine is also known as "Gari". It is a pickle consisting of thin slices of pink ginger often found in Japanese or Asian grocery stores.
The spicy and sweet vinegar flavor of ginger is used as a palate cleanser between meals. It is usually served in sushi restaurants. This is easy to make at home.
Which Ginger Is The Best for Ginger Pickles?
Although fresh or mature ginger looks similar, its uses in the cooking are different. Fresh ginger has a thinner and softer peel. In this way, it peels off more easily. But mature ginger has a hard-to-peel skin. Also, young/fresh ginger is more juicy. This makes it ideal for pickles.
Pickled sushi ginger usually has a light pink color. Because this pickle, also known as sushi pickle, is made with fresh (new) ginger. New ginger roots are red. This gives the pickle its pink color. When mature ginger is used, the pickle takes on a light yellow color.
How to Serve Pickled Ginger?
This Authentic Japanese pickle has a sweet, sour, and tangy flavor and is a great combination with rice and seafood. Its slightly spicy taste goes well with a wide variety of dishes and drinks.
Japanese Pickled Ginger is served with wasabi in sushi restaurants. Pickled ginger is also compatible with dishes prepared with rice. It is also used to add flavor to salad dressings. It is also served with noodles. Pickled ginger adds a tangy, sweet and savory flavor to cocktails.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Pickled Ginger:
How to Store Pickled Ginger?
Before storing homemade ginger pickles, make sure it is completely cool. Store the pickle in an airtight glass jar and in the refrigerator. The best temperature to store pickles is 2-7 °C (34-45 °F). This way it will last up to 1-2 months in the refrigerator.
Refrigerate for at least a day before consuming. Discard if there is a change in taste or color.