Fresh Turmeric can be grated like you would ginger to season dishes or peeled, chopped and simmered or stir fried for use as a vegetable.
Use fresh turmeric in curries, stews, soups, couscous and stir fries. Though it is most commonly found in savory applications, there are some Southeast Asian sweets that include turmeric. It can also be steeped in hot water with or without other ingredients to make tea (try ginger, galangal or lemongrass).
Pair turmeric with ingredients like chilies, citrus fruit, fresh herbs (lemongrass, mint, cilantro), cardamom, kefir lime leaves, lentils, squash, poultry, or seafood.
Fresh turmeric will attempt to dye almost anything it comes into contact with yellow, so avoid using wooden utensils and consider wearing gloves. Any yellow color should eventually fade from most dyed items with repeated washing.
Fresh Turmeric Recipes