Molcajete Pig Head - Black Lava Stone Bowl - 8"

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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.

Video Rick Bayless Fundamentals: Why You Should Use a Molcajete - Check he is using a Painted Pig Head Molcajete Black Lava Stone


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.


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By Zaira
March 29, 2020
Love to make salsa with this!
By Shery
Molcajete Pig Head Lava Stone Bowl
August 27, 2019
Love this bowl. Unfortunately it arrived with a crack in one of the legs. I glued it with stone glue and it was good to go. This is a large and heavy bowl. Perfect for guacamole for a party.
  • Large and heavy. Great design
  • Lava stone is porous and can break if not treated carefully. It also has a black residual until it is washed and used a few times.
By Rick
Cottage Grove, Oregon
Great product, service, and results! Love my pig
February 12, 2018
Product is exactly as advertised. Well packed and arrived on time. I cured it and then made the first batch of guacamole. Absolutely outstanding. Would highly recommend this. Great quality and great value.
By Jenn
Murray, UT
Come on Summer.....
February 1, 2018
I ordered this because it was cute and well, I wanted one. After the fact I did my homework about molcajetes. I had no idea that all molcajetes are not created equal. After learning about the different ways manufactures try to pass them off as authentic, I became nervous. I have never purchased anything from before and I started to worry about what I had just done. That worry was totally gone after my purchased arrived. As I unpacked the very well wrapped item I was nervous... and then I saw the quality of this molcaajete. I was thrilled. It is really porous, heavy, and all lava rock. It's exactly what I wanted. I couldn't be happier.
I'm just beginning the seasoning process and enjoying every minute of it. There is nothing like sitting on the back porch, watching the world go by, grinding rice into flour. So far I have only done one small batch of rice. My neighbor saw me out and stopped to ask what I was doing. Needless to say, we chatted far longer than I worked, so seasoning is going to take awhile. I must admit, I am looking forward to the many, many bowls of guac and salsa this is going to help me make. Here's to summer, sitting on the back patio with some ice cold beverages, yummy salsa and great friends.
Thank you for such a great molcajete!
  • Solid, sturdy, and cute.
  • Can't think of any.
the best
March 17, 2017
By Dolores
Bean Station, TN
February 1, 2016
I was very happy with item but, I still have not gifted it yet as planned.
  • My first order received was damaged and got in touch with the sender and they sent me a replacement asap.
By S
Great molcajete
January 13, 2014
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.
  • It's perfect!
  • Sometimes hard to clean as it is so heavy.
By K L.
Boston, MA
Review for Pig Head Molcajete
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
By patricia m.
long beach, ca
Molcajete Pig Head (stone bowl)
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!
  • It's nice and sturdy, and looks beautiful in my kitchen
  • Nothing!
By Karen M.
Warren Michigan
Molcajete pig head cute
April 25, 2012
Its great for grinding my spices I love this Molcajete!
  • It works Great!


8" D x 3" H
5 1/4" x 2 1/2"
8" D x 6" H
9" D x 5.5" H
7/8" D x 4/6" H Approx


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