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Do you have a molcajete or mortar and pestle that you like?

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  • AdequateEatin
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    I also have this one, and seasoning it like you did is a must!

  • Attjack
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    Thanks for the recommendation. If I don't find one at the tienda or vietnamese market I'll probably be ordering this one on your recommendation.

  • Ronaldf123
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    I bought this one from Amazon. I ground rice and salt in it about 6 times, then some jalapeños and garlic to season. Works well for making salsa. Flavors really stand out crushed in one of these as compared to blending. Click image for larger version

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  • gcdmd
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    My molcajete was a gift from someone I am no longer in contact with; so, I don't know where it came from. However, this person was part Mexican. So, I assumed she knew where to get a good one. I seasoned it by grinding pepper corns, and it worked well. I've had it for about thirty years and have not had a grit problem.

  • gcdmd
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    I've found that gentle pounding in addition to grinding works well in both my molcajete and granite mortar and pestle from Import Food.

    https://importfood.com/products/thai...d-thai-granite

  • Bkhuna
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    You could make mofongo with that thing.

  • Bkhuna
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    I got one of those cheap lava stone molcajete and only tried using it a couple of times. I don't have the patience to "condition it".

    I do use a mortar and pestle for fine grinding. It's especially easy to make gobs of garlic paste.

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  • Joetee
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    I have this one and love it.

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  • Attjack
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    Gravity fed.

  • holehogg
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    Use a coffe grinder for my spices and this wooden one for making mostly curry paste.

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  • Attjack
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    I have a good mini food processor. But tend to use the magic bullet plus or whatever the big one is called for spices out of convenience.

  • Pobeque
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    I have this granite one....bought it based off of a Serious Eats comparison. Its good to make 3-4 avocados worth of guac. The flavor is so much better smashing and bashing the aromatics than cutting them.

    3 Avocados
    1 Jalapeno/serrano chile
    1/4-1/2 med onion
    1 handful cilantro

    Smash all aromatics into a paste then add avocado. Smash that and season with lime juice and salt to taste


    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    When I bought it a couple of years ago price was like $40-$50, its gone way up

    I also have a small guy I use for spices when I don't bust out the grinder

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  • barelfly
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    Costco has them on occasion, which is where I got mine. It is the heavy, natural stone - I don’t recall what it is and I’m at the lake house for the weekend, so can’t get the label out of my recipe book.

    That said, I like it. It is big enough to do some table side guacamole, or the surface is rough enough to be able to grind up spices. If I had Popeye forearms, I’d even grind up some corn to make legit corn tortillas.....but that’s too much work

    A quick search - I think this is what I have from Costco. I don’t remember it being this cheap, but it’s heavy and I think the same size. I can check when I get home if you would like.

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  • N227GB
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    I gave up on using a mortar and pestle after noticing some hand discomfort. I now use one of these and it's also great for small batches of sauce.

    https://www.waringcommercialproducts...hopper-grinder


    (Posted from my phone)

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  • Stuey1515
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    I bought a small ceramic one and found it useless for the same reasons posted above. Now I have a decent sized one made from granite. No need to treat it and does a great job with spices, along with making curry paste

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