Cooking Hint of the Day - Mincing Ginger Tipgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread
To mince ginger and also get rid of those annoying little fibers, first peel the amount you need with a vegetable peeler.
Then pound the peeled ginger with the back of your knife blade until the pulp separates, leaving the threads behind.
Now you're ready to mince away!
-- Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 15, 2002
For a further tip, fresh ginger root can be stored in the freezer, well-wrapped to retain its moisture. While still frozen it is fairly easy to peel it and slice off paper-thin shavings. Those shavings are very easy to chop or mince.
-- Little Nipper (email@example.com), April 15, 2002.