Peeling ginger was such a pain (using a swivel peeler) until I learned this simple little technique. Because so much of the ginger flavor is right there next to the thin, thin skin, using a spoon is the way to go. You only get rid of the skin and are able to keep all of the delicious gingery goodness. It’s also easier to navigate around the bumps and nooks of a ginger root using a spoon rather than a peeler.
1. Flip the spoon around so that the convex part of it faces you:
2. Scrape the ginger skin off using the tip of the spoon: