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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Molcajete



A pico de gallo made in the molcajete feels so authentic and tastes even more so. I use this tool fairly often to grind up all kinds of things from spices to guacamole. And since I mentioned it last I finally have the proper stone for it the tejolote or pestle, I am no longer using a river rock.



This is a basic Pico de Gallo salsa with chiles, tomatillos, tomato, garlic salt and lime.



Served with taquitos, which are filled with spiced pulled chicken and then rolled into a corn tortilla, fastened with a toothpick and fried till crispy - a little crema (the link has a recipe for homemade mexican sour cream) and some queso rallado (grated mexican cheese similar to parmesean) topped with shredded lettuce and the salsa.



Many make a meal.

32 comments:

The one and only REAL Meg Kelso said...

Damn dude. This should be illegal. I want those egg rolls!

The one and only REAL Meg Kelso said...

Oops, I meant the taquito's...with some of that pico de gallo!

Dana said...

Rolled tacos ... mmmmmm ... when I lived in San Diego we could get these at the local taco stand for a song. Oh how I miss them ...

Shreya said...

looks so delicious!

snowelf said...

I'm starving and those look so good right now...yum!! I'm practically drooling on my keyboard...

--snow

Anette said...

*sigh..*

with delight of course

and that mortar... so genuine and rock-like!

I love mine but its white and so smooth, not like the one you've got! I could have two you know! one for the fine stuff, and one for the rough.

doggybloggy said...

Meg: I think it is illegal in several states!

dana: you know how good they are then, the crunch, the hot center the cool salsa..

shreya: hey thanks for visiting - its fried can that ever be bad?

snow: careful you dont want to get sticky keys...

doggybloggy said...

anette: hello - you snuck in while I was responding - I have a smooth marble one like you probably, and a wooden one...this thing weighs a ton...

Anette said...

Le Chien: I didn't mean to sneek up on you like that!
So it means I don't have to feel greedy if I have more then one!

doggybloggy said...

anette: some call it a pack rat syndrome I just call it 'collecting'

Anette said...

*giggle*
or a hoarder..
I choose collecting off things we need!

pinknest said...

whyyy do you make so many delicious things that have my name on it? whyyy?! these pictures just look so...gratuitous.

noble pig said...

Oh wow that looks amazing!

Michelle Ann said...

Now that I am not speaking with my father...I may have lost my shot at inheriting the family molcajete.... :(

Tanya Kristine said...

wow. that really looks good...i love tomatillos.

farida said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Came to check out yours. It's nice and funny chez vous:)

That mortar and pestle look so authentic. I bet salsa tastes more authentic if made in it:)

Claudia said...

That first picture is kinda phallic, you know...just saying...

Michelle said...

Mexican is my fav! I love everything about it! Our local restaurant brings out a few of their entree's in these blazing hot things.. sizzling away.. When I was a kid the farm workers would bring fresh hot tortillas and sometimes tamales to us! Great food memories!

deb said...

You get a HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, MMMMM YUM AWARD. I almost picked one of these maquito thingys up the other day at Sur La Table. I put it on the big guys x-mas list of Deb's have. ( which is always culinary related)

I checked out Ho Down. I'll do it in August. Did I see a Salmon encrusted in Hashbrown taters on your site???? If it was yours then may want to enter too. ;)~

deb said...

Deb's Must haves rather.;)

Mandi said...

Ok, you have now outdone yourself, this looks absolutely amazing, my mouth is watering just looking at it!! Thanks for your message, a little criptic, but I think I know what you meant!!!! :)

Beth said...

ohmygod. I love you Dog.

doggybloggy said...

pinknest: evil is not my intention

nPIG: as if I COULD...thanks though

michelle ann: work it you can get the molcajete if you try

TK: I never know when to trust you

farida.welcome

claudia: I guess

michelle: hot tortillas..you were special

deb: enter the spud thing..

mandi: I tried to be clear

beth: me too...to you to

Dhanggit said...

oh my goodness i havent seen something as good looking as this in my life..im drooling over here..yummy

buffalodickdy said...

Looked great! I've a commercial version which I'm sure doesn't compare to these!

TavoLini said...

wowza--I'll take 15, please.

Looks delish, Doggy!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Wow...it's breakfast and I'm wanting those taqitos! YUM!!!!

Zen Chef said...

Oh man, i want that mortar and pestle AND the food that comes with it! This is EXACTLY what i want right now. It's Art mon'!

J Morgetron said...

I am sooo jealous of the food in this post because it is soooo sexy. I wish I was this sexy.

Emiline said...

What a delicious looking meal! I love Mexican food.

Urban Vegan said...

You live in Manhattan...with a kid, yet! How do you have room for a molcajete?

I'm duly impressed.

Another Desert Rat said...

Who knew an Easterner would even own a molcajete? (Although there really is nothing wrong with a river rock.)

I was born in New Jersey, but my folks are from the West. Back then, Mom had to make her own tortillas 'cause they couldn't be purchased for blood nor money.

The pico de gallo looks pretty good.

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