I'm nutritionist, Siona Sammartino and this is how to finely chop ginger. Lemony spicy and vibrant, ginger is one of my favorite spices to work with. It's touted for its ability to soothe nausea and tummy troubles and its immune boosting anti-inflammatory properties make it perfect for cold and flu season. So here's how I like to chop it up. Believe it or not a spoon is my favorite tool for peeling ginger as it preserves both the nutrients and the flavor from the essential oils that are right below the skin. Using the back of a spoon, simply scrape along the length of your ginger root to expose the flesh. Starting to smell good in here. My favorite way to finely chop it up is with a microplane. Place the tip of the microplane on the cutting board putting firm pressure. Then simply grate your ginger piece back and forth over the microplane. I love this tool because it helps the ginger to be less stringy then if you were to use a knife. Tap the microplane and voila, you now have delicious, fragrant, finely chopped ginger that tastes delicious in any recipe. My favorite way to use it is to add it to a steaming hot cup of water with lemon for a delicious and nourishing tea. And that's how to finely chop ginger.