Ginger has a warm, woody scent and a flavor that's partly sweet, partly peppery with a lemon-like zest. Here are some non-baking recipes that are flavored with ginger.

Asparagus Stir-Fry
Fresh asparagus is a rarity in our small town, but when I find it at the store, I make this colorful Asparagus Stir-Fry. Even folks who don’t like asparagus will enjoy this.
—Judy Stashko, Mayerthorpe, Alberta

Ginger Salmon Salad
Whenever I serve this Ginger Salmon Saladto company, people always tell me they love it. After trying something similar at a restaurant, I duplicated it from taste and memory at home. It’s a cinch to prepare and cooks in no time. If you prefer, you can easily change the fruit depending on what’s in season.
—Nancee Melin, Tucson, Arizona

Marinated Flank Steak
Lemon and ginger enhance these melt-in-your-mouth Marinated Flank Steak. The thinly sliced meat basks in the savory marinade overnight for extra flavor and tenderness.
—Janet Wright, Portage, Pennsylvania

Summertime Cooler
When the mercury rises, this pick-me-up punch will cool you down in no time. The pairing of ginger and lemon flavors makes for a perfect marriage in the Summertime Cooler.
—Country Woman Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Tangy Ginger Slaw
Crunchy and tart with an Asian twist, this fresh-tasting Tangy Ginger Slaw is just the thing for a picnic basket or lunch box.
—Joanna Trupiano, Gloucester, Massachusetts