Mortar and Pestle
A utensil, usually made from porcelain, metal, or wood, that is used to crush or grind such foods as herbs or spices. Usually sold as a set, the mortar is a small bowl and the pestle is a small cylinder with a club-shaped end.
Thai Curry Paste
The master recipe makes a red curry paste, using dried red chiles. For green curry paste, see the variation at the bottom. Thai curry paste is traditionally made using a sturdy granite mortar and pestle , but a food processor works fine. This curry paste will have a softer texture than the ...
Spicy Green Papaya Salad
For this Thai classic, Andy Ricker uses a mortar and pestle to pound crunchy raw green beans with a piquant mix of chiles, garlic, fish sauce and lime juice. He then tosses in crisp strips of unripened papaya.
Fusilli with Feta & Lemon-Caper Pesto
The idea here is to make a tangy, lemony pasta sauce with feta and a few pantry staples. You can make it in the time it takes to cook the pasta. I use a large Japanese mortar and pestle for the sauce--it takes about 5 minutes of pounding--but a blender is even faster.
Fave Ever Leftover Turkey (or Chicken): Best of the Blogs
through — step by step, with nice photos like the one above. Ground up coriander and cumin — done properly, in a mortar and pestle , which keeps in the oils automatic grinders can strip away — is a good start. Ginger root, jalapeño and some
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Gluten Free Ginger Snaps
1/4 cup (45 g) buckwheat flour 1 large egg 1 teaspoon chia seeds, ground into powder with a spice grinder or mortar and pestle 3 tablespoon molasses 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (140 g or 1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature 1
Green Papaya Salad
each region has it’s own version. In Thailand green papaya salad is called Som Tam and is made with a giant mortar and pestle . Garlic and chilies are first crushed to release their flavors. Then, long beans, dried shrimp and peanuts are
poached egg, shredded radicchio and tarragon, sea salt. - smashed a few threads of saffron with brown sugar in a mortar and pestle added a bit of labneh, and used it to fill pitted dates. - spread across a shallow bowl, drizzled generously with