How to Peel and Store Ginger Root
  1. Cut off hardened portions of the root. Use a teaspoon to scrape around the nooks and crannies of the root. Discard the shavings
  2. If you’re using all the ginger today, use a small-hole cheese grater to grate the root. Discard any fibrous pieces that won’t go through the holes. If you’re preparing ginger for future use, proceed to step 3.
  3. Chop ginger root into small pieces. Place into a food processor with a small amount of water. Pulse until it ends up in small pieces, as shown here.
  4. If you’re using an ice cube tray, spoon 1 tablespoon of ginger into each compartment. Measuring it this way will give you exact amounts the next time you need it. I used egg-shaped molds. My daughter and son are sleeping, so I’ll need to catch up to warn them: if they think it’s candy, I will surely lose my “best dad ever” award (I have coffee mugs and other evidence to how deserving I am of this honor).
  5. Place ginger in freezer and store for as long as you like. To use, microwave the ginger for 15 seconds at a time to thaw.