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So today we tackle some of those weird items. Fresh Ginger and tahini. I was always apprehensive to buy fresh ginger, because I assumed it was expensive. In reality, for the amount that you need, it will probably cost you fifty cents. It is also a little crazy looking. Fear not! All you need to do to use ginger is peel it. Using a soup spoon, peel off the top layer of the ginger, exposing the white root. For the recipe today, simply grate the ginger with a box grater.
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Tahini is also a little unusual. It is most often used in hummus. Quite simply, tahini is to sesame seeds as peanut butter is to peanuts. A nutty, rich paste that gives this dish excellent flavor. If you have leftover chicken, this dish will take you minutes to put together. Boil up some rice (in your new rice cooker, if you live at my house!) and feed those hungry people asking you “what’s for dinner?” Introduce your kids to these weird ingredients now, and they’ll be cooking you dinner in no time at all.
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¾ cup chicken stock
¼ cup tahini
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp hot sauce
1 lb cooked chicken, cubed
In a medium saucepan, bring chicken stock to a boil. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, whisking until smooth. Add chicken and return to heat. Cook over medium for 5 minutes. Serve over rice, food for 4!