I am a Costco addict. I love going there on a regular basis to check out new stuff . Last year, during one of my shopping trips, I bought this really cool molcajete.
Kind of cool, right? A molcajete (mol-cah-hay’-tay) is a large mortar and pestle made from volcanic stone used to prepare Mexican food.
So ok, notice that was last year. Well, this week while scanning the newspaper weekly food section, I noticed that all of my guacamole ingredients were on sale. Perfect! Why not break out that really cool molcajete and whip up a batch. I ran up to the store all excited to pick up everything and get back home to do this.
Well, who knew that you must season this really cool molcajete before using! The instructions that came in the box stated “this is usually a 2 day process”. WHAT? Ok, so I did what it said a few times; put rice in the really cool molcajete and grind. The purpose is to smooth it out, getting rid of the grit from the rock, and then seasoning the bowl, much like seasoning a cast iron skillet. More work than I had intended on doing. I just wanted to get my guacamole made. I decided that there had to be a better way. I searched on YouTube, found this, and it worked like a charm! No, we have a pressure washer so I did not go to the car wash. My really cool molcajete is now smooth and seasoned.
Finally, I happily scooped, chopped, and minced everything for my first batch of guacamole in my really cool molcajete and it turned out fantastic! Avocado, tomato, lime, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, onion – all blended together make this a great appetizer. Plus, it looked amazing! (now of course you can make it in a bowl)