Saturday, September 17, 2016

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"Clueless" How To- 4 Ways To Use A Pilon (Mortar & Pestle)

This is one of the most underused and unappreciated kitchen tool. I shared a review about it here. Ever since I bought it, I've been using and appreciating it more and more. One of my goals is to cook with a lot of fresh ingredients as well as make some of my own sauces, paste, spices, etc. Check out what I've been creating.

This paste was amazing and had a lot of flavor. I used it to make garlic and cheese chicken wings recently and it didn't disappoint. 

-Four Cheese
-Olive Oil
-Seasoned Salt & Pepper 

I used to make mines in the blender, but recently started using the pilon to make pesto. It's a longer process but it just taste better to me doing it this way. It's like I'm tasting every single ingredient this way. I took a picture so I wouldn't forget because it did take a while to get my desired look. But I got a pretty green color from it and garlic breath too. Yum!

-Basil (I use the ones that I'm growing)
-Parmesan Cheese
-Olive Oil
-Seasoned Salt

Perfect for an Asian inspired dish. It's full of flavor and I can almost guarantee that your dish will not be boring. 

-Grated Ginger
-Star Anise
-Hoisin Sauce
-Soy Sauce (add towards the end of mashing above ingredients first)

This was a simple one. I love me some avocados. I just drop it in, adding in a little olive oil, and my choice of seasonings . Once I'm done mashing I'll throw in some onions, mix well, and spread it on whole wheat bread for a quick guilt free snack.

-Seasoned Salt/Pepper
-Onions (optional I add them in after the avocado is mashed up)


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