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Grey Lava Stone Molcajete, Molcajetes
THE MEXICAN MOLCAJETE is aproximatelly 8 inches of diameter. The stone
molcajete is called "Piedra volcanica" volcanoe stone or granite stone.
Molcajetes are hand made in Mexico.
The word molcajete, molcajetes (mortar) comes from the former dialect of the
Aztecas, (Nahuatl). “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, 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 allow you to get your Molcajete (stone & pestle) ready or
1.- 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
3.- Leave it to rest,
through a whole night.
4.- The next day rinse
away the garlic from the mortar.
Other ways to cure the molcajets are:
- Baking the Molcajetes: Inside the molcajete itself, create a paste using
onion, garlic, and cooking oil as the base. Spread the paste and be sure to
cover all the pores on the inner part of the molcajete. Then place it inside the
oven and bake it for 30 minutes at 300 degrees so that the paste thoroughly
permeates the stone. Once the molcajete has cooled off, wash it thoroughly with
soap and water.
- Boiling the Molcajetes: Place the molcajete on the stove grill and fill it
with water and a lot of grain salt and vinegar. Allow the water to boil and let
it be thoroughly consumed. Now let it cool off and cover any left over pores
with uncooked rice, using the
tejolote (pestle) to grind.
- Before using a Molcajete for your first salsa: grind up some sea salt (thick)
then some crushed corn until they come out clean and free of debris. Finally,
clean the molcajete with a scrub and water and the molcajete is ready for use.