Published On: Thu, Dec 21st, 2017

4 Delicious Korean Red Ginseng Recipes: Where Taste Meets Health

Ginseng is the root of a perennial flowering plant that has been widely known for a host of medicinal benefits ranging from improved metabolism to enhanced memory and stamina. The word “ginseng” was originated from the Mandarin “jin shen” which means “like a man”. It resembles the shape of a man, perhaps, that’s why it has been named after “ginseng”. Generally, three types of ginseng are available in the market- Korean Red Ginseng or Panax Ginseng or red ginseng, American Ginseng, and Siberian Ginseng. Panax ginseng is the most popular one among these three varieties. It has been used in the Chinese medicine for ages as an energy booster.

Korean Red Ginseng Recipes

Korean Red Ginseng is native to the mountain regions in the Northern-East China, Korea, and distant eastern regions of Russia. For the first time, Chinese medicine mentioned Panax Ginseng over 2000 years ago. This variety of ginseng has been used both as a tonic and restorative to promote healthy living and satisfy essential the requirements of the human body.  There is no doubt about the health benefits of red ginseng. It can be made more appreciated by adding a little taste. Children, in particular, always  crave  for those foods that can satisfy their tongue. Korean ginseng contains not only loads of nutrients, it can also be used in making delicious dishes. This article is going to discuss the nutrients it contains and red ginseng recipes that can satisfy both your tongue and health requirements.

Nutrients

Korean Red Ginseng is rich with nutrients. It contains amino acids, essential oils, natural enzymes, and almost 42 natural minerals. One of its compounds, saponin, has been appreciated for having effect on the way sugar gets metabolized in the human body.

Korean Red ginseng is available in more than one forms, such as- extract, powder, tea and health drinks, capsules etc. This article attempts at serving healthy and tasty dishes of red ginseng.  Listed below are 4 delicious recipes made of Panax Ginseng that can help you make this festive season healthy and tasty.

  1. Korean Red Ginseng Muffin

Muffin is a kind of bread.  It can be made easily by baking yeast, butter and milk together. Adding Korean red ginseng to this simple recipe can make it healthier and tastier.

For this, you will need:

  • Egg
  • Sugar
  • Cake Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Butter
  • Korean Red Ginseng Extract/Powder
  • Milk
  • Muffin Rolls

Preparation

Take Milk, sugar, and red ginseng extract or powder into a bowl to mix these ingredients with the help of a froth maker. Next,   take an egg should in a different bowl and stir it well until the mixture gets creamy. In the next step, the cake flour needs to be drained and baking powder should be added through a sieve.

Next, Take a boiling pot and put melted butter it. Now, the milk mixture, egg, and baking powder, all should be mixed together to make a dough. After a few minutes, you can cut them into pieces with a knife and add butter to the pieces. In the final step, you should brush the butter on the muffin rolls and add wheat four and bake the dough in 165°C for 10-15 minutes.

  1. Creamy Chicken Pasta with Korean Red Ginseng

Pasta has always been loved by people, regardless of age and gender. Children always want something “yummy” while health is moms’ priority. To make both happy, creamy chicken pasta with red ginseng is the best solution.

For this, you will need:

  • Fettuccine
  • Chicken Breast
  • Button Mushroom
  • Broccoli
  • Minced Garlic
  • Basil Powder
  • Bay Leaf
  • Black Pepper
  • Milk
  • Korean Red Ginseng Extract
  • Cherry Tomato
  • Fresh Cream
  • White Wine
  • Minced Parsley
  • Salt

Preparation

Take Boiled fettuccine and mix it with boiled water, olive oil, and salt. Cut the chicken breast into small pieces and boil properly. Next, onion, whole garlic, and bay leaves should be added to the chicken breast and boiled for another 15 minutes. Now, the chicken breast needs to be teared into slices and poured in red ginseng stock.

Minced onion, button mushrooms, and pieces of broccoli should be put into a pan heated with cooking oil and fried for a few minutes. When it is fried, white wine needs to be added. Now, add this mixture to the Korean ginseng chicken stock. You can add some basil powder and then, it should be boiled for a few more minutes. Once it is done, you can put the noodles, broccoli, cream, salt, and black pepper on it. Now, leave it for some minutes to get mixed well. You can use cherry tomato and minced parsley for garnishing.

  1. Apple Tart with Korean Red Ginseng

Apple tart is one of the popular dessert items.  Health has always been a major concern of the aesthetics of  Korean foods. Following the Korean recipe, you can add red ginseng to your apple tart to increase its nutrients.

For this, you will need:

  • Apple
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Cake Flour
  • Egg
  • Shortening
  • Korean Ginseng Powder
  • Korean Ginseng Extract
  • Starch
  • Lemon Juice
  • Vinegar

Preparation

The shortening and butter should be whipped with the help of a froth maker. Add sugar to it. Take an egg and add it to the butter mixture. Stir until the mixture gets creamy. In the next step, wheat flour should be added to the mixture.  Put the dough into a plastic bag and rolled down with a push stick. You should keep it in your refrigerator for an hour.

Now, the dough needs to be put into the frame and baked in 180°C for 5-10 minutes. In the next step, take sliced apples, remove the seeds and add vinegar to these slices. A mixture of starch, water, sugar, salt, and Korean Red Ginseng powder should be boiled properly. Once it is done, you can add the apple slices and Korean ginseng extract into it; cook well until the mixture gets thick. Now, add lemon juice to the apple filling and fill the tart you have kept in the tart frame; bake the tart in 200°C for 15 minutes. Your tasty and healthy apple tart is ready.

  1. Soy Milk with Carrot & Red Ginseng

This is a recipe that appeals a lot to the children. Sometimes, children are reluctant about taking health supplements. For them, it is the best way of taking Korean ginseng.

For Soy Milk with Carrot and Red Ginseng, you will need:

  • Carrot
  • Tangerine
  • Korean Red Ginseng Extract/Powder
  • Soy Milk
  • Honey
  • Salt

Preparation

Peel off the carrots and chop them properly. A little amount of salt should be added to the washed tangerine. In the next step, cut the tangerine into slices. The chopped carrot, tangerine, soy milk and red ginseng extract/powder should be taken into a bowl and mixed well. Now, this is ready to serve. You can add honey before serving it.

In Conclusion

Few people might be aware of the fact that a medicinal herb like Korean Red Ginseng can be used in the delicious dishes to add the health quotient. Aforementioned recipes will satisfy one’s craving for tasty food , at the same time, it will help people maintain a healthy diet.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92776/

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352618116300853

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