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Can I use frozen galangal?

Can I use frozen galangal?

Fresh galangal will keep, refrigerated, for up to one week. You can also freeze fresh galangal for up to two months in a resealable plastic bag.

Which cuisine uses galangal?

Galangal is a rhizome in the same family as ginger, which it resembles in appearance and, to some degree, flavor. It’s common in the cuisines of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Singapore, and is occasionally used in parts of China and India.

How do you use galangal?

To prepare it for soup or curry, peel off the skin and grate or mince it for a stir-fry. You can also add whole slices to your dish, but remove them before serving as the fibrous root itself is tough and inedible.

Can you freeze galangal and lemongrass?

Yes, you certainly can. Freezing galangal can be done as long as you do NOT take the peel off before freezing. You also want to make sure that you’ve cleaned the galangal before you place it in the freezer.

How do you soften galangal?

This X-Zampa Organic Dried Galangal is the next best thing to fresh galangal. The fresh root is sliced, dried, and then vacuum-packed to keep it fresh. Simply soak the pieces in hot water in order to rehydrate them, like you would with dried mushrooms.

Can you freeze Thai Ginger?

Yes, it’s possible to freeze whole ginger! If you’re pressed for time or simply prefer whole pieces of ginger, then wash and dry the ginger root. Place it in an airtight bag or container and freeze. You can cut pieces off from the frozen piece later or even grate it while it’s still frozen.

Where can I buy fresh galangal?

Fresh galangal can be found at many Asian grocery stores. You may also find dried galangal in large, woody-looking slices. These work wonderfully in many Thai dishes (see prep below for how to use them). Avoid dried galangal powder, which lacks the intense aroma and flavor of fresh.

How to cook galangal in the Philippines?

Add the fish and broth and simmer for 10 minutes. Add shrimp, and simmer for a couple of minutes until they’re just cooked. Top with scallions, basil, and shredded galangal, and serve with rice and lime wedges. Tip: When you find fresh galangal, grab a bunch and freeze it in resealable bags for use year-round.

What can I do with dried galangal?

Soak the slices of dried galangal in warm water for 20 to 30 minutes until malleable before using. What can I create using galangal in light of this? Because fresh galangal may be a bit rough, it should be grated or finely cut (the younger the root, the more tender).

How long does galangal last in the fridge?

Fresh, unpeeled galangal keeps for a few weeks in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. If the fresh galangal is peeled, it will last a week or so, but tends to dry out unless it’s wrapped well and kept from exposure.