A good little recipe for multiple uses. Thanks Mary Miller for giving me the book that had this idea!
3 cups sugar
3 cups water
1/2 cup ginger root, chopped into 1-inch cubes
Bring water to a boil. Add sugar and ginger, simmer until syrupy, 10-15 minutes. Let sit until cool. Strain and put into containers to keep and share. Keep in the fridge, it will go bad after a few months.
How to use it:
drink: club soda and 1/2 teas syrup (soothes an upset tummy, too)
adult bevie (my favorite): club soda, 1/2 teas syrup, lime and vodka
glaze: put on salmon with butter and grill or broil
sauce: add to PLAIN yogurt, use as dressing for fruit salad (be creative and add basil – it’s good with fruit)
If you have leftover ginger, peel the skin, wrap tightly in plastic and put into a bag. It’ll keep in the freezer for months!