The other day I was at Jo’s house for dinner and caught her prepping some fresh ginger root to add to the food she was cooking. I saw her grab a knife to peel the ginger and I stopped her right away and told her to use a spoon instead. She thought I was joking at first, but after just a few seconds with the spoon in her hand, she was a believer.
That’s right. A spoon is the perfect tool for peeling fresh ginger. Just hold the ginger firmly in your hand and scrape the edge of the spoon along the surface. The skin will peel away quickly and easily, with very little effort.
Even the lumpy bumps of a ginger root are easy to peel with a spoon, and you’ll be left with a beautiful piece of peeled ginger and almost zero waste.