Crystallised ginger with salted pistachios

Crystallised ginger with salted pistachios

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  • Makes 1 cup
  • Easy
  • Vegan recipe collection
  • 10 minutes
  • 50 minutes
  • Bon Courage Gewu¨rztraminer Special Late Harvest 2008


  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large pieces fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 0.5 cm thick slices
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 100 g salted pistachios

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 100°C.
In a small saucepan over a medium heat, combine the water and sugar, and gently heat, until the sugar has dissolved. Add the ginger and simmer for 30 minutes, until softened. Remove the ginger and leave to cool.
Dip the cooled ginger in the caster sugar and place on a baking tray. Roast for 10 to 20 minutes, or until the ginger has dried out. Serve with the salted pistachios as a snack with drinks, with cheese, over a fruit salad or as a topping on a frosted cake.

TASTE’s take:
Apple and clove, cumin and apricot, crystallised ginger and salted pistachio, caramelised garlic and Riesling vinegar, wasabi and maple syrup…embrace the new spirit of adventure with these unusual flavour pairings.

Maranda Engelbrecht Recipe by: Maranda Engelbrecht
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