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In the kitchen at Pal Campo, cooks mash plantains with a giant wooden pestle for mofongo, and snapper is fried whole and salted.
Crushing coriander in a mortar using a pestle releases the flavor and provides the ideal texture.
Let spices cool a bit in a separate bowl, then grind finely in a spice grinder, blender or with a mortar and pestle.
Once cool, crush the nuts with a mortar and pestle.
Meanwhile, to make gremolata: Crush garlic, lemon zest, and salt into a paste using the side of a large knife or a mortar and pestle.
Coarsely grind nori in spice mill or with mortar and pestle.
Let cool slightly, then crush with a mortar and pestle (or place in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin).
Use the knife or a mortar and pestle to lightly crush the seeds.
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Origin and Etymology of pestle
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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