In search of the the lost Molcajete

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by kjurica, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. kjurica

    kjurica

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    Dear All,

    I have been trying to find a supply store, on-line dealer, etc. etc. for a large Molcajete that is used as a serving bowl for Mexican cooking (i.e. basicaly fish stews, chicken and/or beef Molcajete, etc.).

    I was in Mexico last year and was asked to critique a fish based stew that was served in a Molcajete. However, I have not been able to find any restaurant supply store or Website that I could purchase such an item from. I have all but exhausted the Internet without any such luck. All that I can find are molcajete used for the grinding of spices and/or salsa/Guacamole prep.

    I need the authentic Mexican basalt (volcanic rock) version not the modern cement and granite version. It should hold approx 5 cups.

    Can anyone out there point me in the right direction?!

    Chef in need,

    Ken :eek:
     
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  4. kjurica

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    Cape Chef and chrose,

    Thankyou for the Link.

    Unfortunately I've been there and the sive of the Molcajete is only 2 cups (basic grinding size). The size used for serving is approx 5 cups; same basalt volcanic rock though.

    Thanks again for your reply.

    Ken
     
  5. chrose

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    Really? I'm kind of surprised. On the page I sent it had the Grande that lists at 11"-13" without the head. It doesn't list the depth but it looks to be in the neighborhood of 4"-6". Which I would think would hold more than 2 cups. (Mind you I said "think" and we all know that doesn't hold much water either :rolleyes: )
     
  6. kjurica

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    Hello again, chrose,

    Thank you for the link. You're right, the link that you sent to me does have a large version (grande) of the Molcajete, in thePig version.

    Much thanks, again,

    Ken