Molcajete Pig Head - Black Lava Stone Bowl - 8 in

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Molcajete Pig Head - Black Lava Stone Bowl
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Painted Pig Head Molcajete Black Lava Stone

Mexican Molcajete with painted pig head. Volcanic Stone bowl with mortar and pestle to grind chiles and spices. Molcajete's size may vary because of the stone, but it's usually between 7 to 8 inches in diameter and 4 inches high. The Molcajete (MÕL-CA-HÉT-Ã) it's hand carved stone.

Our Pig Head Molcajete is imported from Puebla Mexico, made from basalt stone that is easy to maintain for its smooth surface. Basalt is a volcanic stone that comes from the Latin word meaning "Very hard stone".

THE MEXICAN MOLCAJETE

The word molcajete (mortar) derives from Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs: “molli” (seasoning or sauce) and “caxitl” (bowl). The word tejolote (pestle) also derives from Nahuatl: “tetl” (stone) and “xolotl” (doll)."Foods traditionally prepared in the molcajete include salsas and mole's (mohl-LAY), as well as guacamole. It is also used for grinding chilies, garlic or other herbs and spices for food preparation.

Molcajete cure recipe.

This recipe will serve you as a guide to prepare (cure) your first molcajete (stone & pestle) on which you will prepare those delicious salsas and enticing guacamoles.
Recipe Ingredients:
1 Molcajete (Stone & Pestle)
1 Whole garlic bag
Recipe Instructions:
1.-Thoroughly clean the Molcajete with soap and water
2.-With your pestle, grind some garlic up to a paste and spread all over the inside of the mortar.
3.-Leave it to rest, through a whole night.
4.-The next day rinse away the garlic from the mortar and presto! your on your way to prepare your delicious salsas and guacamoles.

DESCRIPCIÓN EN ESPAÑOL

Molcajete de Cochinito Pintado - Grande - Molcajete con Cabeza de Piedra Negra Volcánica

Molcajete de piedra - recipiente de piedra o mortero para triturar chiles y especias. Su tamaño varia entre 18 y 20 cms. Molcajete Mexicano.

El molcajete es un mortero de piedra con tres pies, en el cual se muelen especias, chiles y hierbas. Generalmente ayudándose con un poco de líquido. Para moler, se usa mano, también de piedra, llamada TEJOLOTE o TEMACHIN. La licuadora sustituye eficientemente al molcajete. No faltan quienes afirman que pueden distinguir una salsa molida en molcajete de una preparada con licuadora.
Hay muchas formas de curar el molcajete antes de usarlo.
Antes de usar molcajetes y metates se muele en ellos: sal marina gruesa y después maíz quebrado, hasta que salgan limpios. Enseguida se lavan y frotan con una escobeta y agua.
Otra forma de curar los molcajetes:
1.- Limpiar muy bien el molcajete con agua y jabón.
2.- Moler ajo adentro del molcajete hasta que se haga una pasta que se impregne en todos los poros de la parte interior.
3.- Dejar reposar el molcajete toda la noche una vez hecho el paso anterior.
4.- Al día siguiente enguajar muy bien el molcajete y ya quedó listo.

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Molcajete Pig Head - Black Lava Stone Bowl - 8 in
42.95
5 Stars based on 5 Review(s)
Bean Station, TN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

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I was very happy with item but, I still have not gifted it yet as planned.
Pros:
My first order received was damaged and got in touch with the sender and they sent me a replacement asap.

somewhere
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great molcajete

This is a very heavy molcajete. I seasoned it with the rice like others, and then with garlic, cilantro, salt. It worked really well and there is no grit in my guacamole. I also have to praise the site for speedy delivery.
Pros:
It's perfect!
Cons:
Sometimes hard to clean as it is so heavy.

Boston, MA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Review for Pig Head Molcajete

This is my first mortar and pestle. I actually purchased this because my favorite Mexican Restaurant, Rosa Mexicano in NY, makes their table side guacamole in the same molcajete. I followed the same recipe direction in the video and my guacamole turned out delicious. I've only used it twice. I also cured and seasoned the molcajete prior to use. I followed directions via other internet pages describing how to cure and season it. I ground rice in it 4-5 times until the rice was white, as long as the ground rice doesn't turn a gray-ish color anymore, you should be fine. Then I seasoned it with a few cloves of garlic, cumin, kosher salt, and pepper and left it over night. I only use a warm/hot water and lime to wash the mortar and pestle. It's fun to make guacamole in the molcajete and I think it's tastier too! It's great decor too! It's heavy, which is good because it is sturdy. I would recommend the item. Enjoy!
Pros:
heavy - sturdy cute - good decor grinds ingredients very well good for chile paste, guacamole, and salsa great for parties
Cons:
should come with directions on how to cure and season prior to use

long beach, ca
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Molcajete Pig Head (stone bowl)

I ordered this Molcajete about 3 weeks ago, and have already used it a half a dozen times! I'd been looking for a really good mortar and pestle for ever, and this one is wonderful.....Thank you MexGrocer.com!
Pros:
It's nice and sturdy, and looks beautiful in my kitchen
Cons:
Nothing!

Warren Michigan
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Molcajete pig head cute

Its great for grinding my spices I love this Molcajete!
Pros:
It works Great!



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