When I need ginger, I take the frozen un-peeled ginger and grate it with various Microplanes. I plane the exposed area and toss that to get to the 'fresh' area that doesnt have 'freezer burn.'
today I was going to use a fair amount of ginger in various SV dishes Im setting up, so got a fresh 'hand.' Cut off a piece and tossed the rest in the freezer.
Low and behold the fresh did not grate well at all, but I had a small frozen piece that saved the day.
Didn't know this until now!
Edited by rotuts, 27 June 2012 - 10:40 AM.