Mortar and Pestle

Sambal: Everything You Need to Know

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What is this mortar & pestle?

by bloodboy 2 months ago

Does anyone know what type of mortar & pestle this is? I can't seem to find any information on Google. Someone I work with just acquired this and I saw it on her website. I'm not sure what it's ...

Mortar and Pestle for Pesto

by loves2cook82 1 year ago

"Pestle for Pesto"...say that three times fast. I made pesto this weekend from the abundant basil leaves growing in my herb garden. I made it as I always do...using my food processor to grind up...

Is this a mortar and pestle?

by calmossimo 6 years ago

I acquired this gargantuan vintage marble mortar and pestle type set, but it has this column in the middle of the bowl that I've never seen before and my preliminary searches on Google are not turn...

Help me choose a Mortar & Pestle

by seefoo 2 years ago

I am reading reviews after reviews. i am having a tough time gauging the size of these things. i want a bigger one, with some usable volume. i think i want a stone version. i like the granite l...

Mortar and pestle or electric grinder?

by bxgirl 12 years ago

I just placed an order with Penzey's for a bunch of spices/herbs. Included are celery seeds and mustard seeds. If a recipe calls for ground spices, is is better to use a mortar and pestle to grind...

How to clean a granite mortar and pestle?

by michaelnrdx 10 years ago

I heard that one shouldn't wash a granite mortar and pestle with soap, because the soap water will permeate into the rock and contaminate whatever you grind next. How do I clean the mortar and pest...

Recommend Mortar and Pestle?

by Seitan 3 years ago

My trusty marble mortar and pestle, which I've had for over a decade, just cracked. So, I'm looking around for a new one. I see there are granite ones with more of a rough grinding surface than ...

Best material for mortar and pestle?

by dordogne 14 years ago

Experienced dismal failure using a wooden mortar and pestle to grind fennel seeds, rosemary, garlic etc. into a paste for dry rub. Fennel seeds in particular would not yield. What's the best mate...

What Unusual (i.e. "Necessary") Cooking Gadgets Do You Have?

by TheLateNightGourmet 4 years ago

Pots and pans. Knives and spoons. Bowls, whisks, sieves...everyone has these in their kitchen, even people who don't cook. But, what about the fun stuff? What did you see someone use on "Chopped" t...

One Mortar & Pestle to rule them all!

by Gelatodolci 4 years ago

Hi to all! ;-) Been looking for a mortar and pestle for various jobs, one that applies well for various cuisines, I have a warrior molcajete that I got in Mexico that is well seasoned (Used mai...

Wooden Mortar and Pestle (Pilon)

by Cemota 4 years ago

I have a coated (varnished?) one and an uncoated one. I'm thinking that I should use the coated one for wet items and the uncoated for dry ones. Am I right? I would use these for non food applicat...

seasoning a molcajete (and other stone mortar/pestles) - an endless process?

by foodfirst 15 years ago

I've been working on this for a good couple weeks now, but am still getting grit in my grinds. What's the secret here?

molcajete recipes

by denise 15 years ago

hi! i had one of the best dinners down at la destilleria in cancun. it was a chicken dish cooked in a molcajete. so last week, i went to cabo and bought a molcajete (my third mortar and pestle ...

What do *you* use your mortar and pestle for?

by nutmegananne 9 years ago

Ok, I just purchased a gorgeous granite mortar and pestle. I know that I need to grind some raw rice first to get all of the residual granite dust out. I plan on using it to grind peppercorns and...

Mortars and pestles

by BrainFoodie 5 years ago

So I have owned some mortars and pestles but mostly have been smooth and low sides, and not as useful in a kitchen as I might have liked. Work fine for spices but a curry paste not so much. mole? f...

recommendations for mortar and pestle, which material?

by bythebay 5 years ago

I'd like to buy a mortar and pestle to make some things by hand rather than with food processor/blender, for example pesto. Any recommendations on what type would be good, or which materials are be...

Looking For Local Source for Thai Tao Grill and Mortar and Pestle

by Giselle1 5 years ago

Hi, this is my first post. I live in the LA area and I'd like to find a local shop that sells a clay Thai Tao grill and a large granite mortar and pestle like the ones sold online from Import Foods...

Seasoning molcajete, question re grit

by Felila 7 years ago

I just bought a large, inexpensive molcajete (stone mortar and pestle) from Costco. I hope that it's a good buy. The stone seems to be close-grained granite, which should not be too gritty. I am se...

Does garlic crushed in a mortar and pestle taste best? And why? And is wood or goudi best?

by sunya 5 years ago

I've been experimenting with tzaziki and skordalia, and looking for ways of getting strong, hot, raw garlic flavor but with less of a sharp bitter bite. First, I've never heard this distinction...