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.
Farmers Market Fresh Enchiladas
hands on whole, dried peppers and grind them up yourself rather than reaching for the pre-powdered stuff. No mortar and pestle ? No problem. Use your coffee grinder instead. This is where the idea of adding coffee grounds to the recipe came
Dinner Tonight: Budget-Friendly Beef with Burgundy Mushrooms
standard yellow onion that I had on hand. Next comes the garlic . I do not like mincing garlic, so I always use my mortar and pestle to smash the garlic into bits. I also always add a couple more cloves than the recipe calls for because I like the
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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Spicy Lemon Coconut Sauce
s one of those things that makes just about everything you put it on (or in) better. I go about making it in a mortar and pestle , but have done it in a food processor in the past when I'm short on time. We're talking about garlic and green
Thinnest Oatmeal Cookies
the big electric mixer, and there are all sorts of aspects I suspect he'll like - pounding fennel seeds with a mortar and pestle , using an egg-beater to blend the sugar and egg, and working with dough that transforms from little bumps to
Ask CakeSpy: Smarties Candy Baking Ideas?
ideas. I came up with 8 so you can't accuse me of not really thinking about it. 1. Mash up the candies, like, mortar and pestle style, and combine with a little milk or cream to form a delicious Smarties glaze--perfect for topping sugar