Mexican Molcajete with pig head. 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.
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.
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.
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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.
Overall Rating for Molcajete Pig Head (Stone Bowl)
(based on 3 reviews)
Review for Pig Head Molcajete
By K.L from Boston, MA on October 8, 2012
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!
heavy - sturdy
cute - good decor
grinds ingredients very well
good for chile paste, guacamole, and salsa
great for parties
should come with directions on how to cure and season prior to use
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Molcajete Pig Head (stone bowl)
By patricia mccoy from long beach, ca on July 9, 2012
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!
It's nice and sturdy, and looks beautiful in my kitchen
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Molcajete pig head cute
By Karen L.Mirisciotti from Warren Michigan on April 25, 2012
Its great for grinding my spices I love this Molcajete!