Mortar and pestle use
Mortar and pestle are essential for the preparation of cooking recipes and cocktails, such as pesto alla Genovese (pesto genoves) or cocktail Mojito. This mortar and pestle set will be very useful for spices, vegetables, aromatic roots, peppercorns, salt, aromatic herbs and garlic. The advantage is that with it you can keep the ingredient’s properties and aromas unaltered.
Best mortar and pestle
Wooden mortar and pestle are light and easy to handle, and the wood is particularly suitable for small and soft materials.
Use mortar and pestle for Pesto alla Genovese
You can prepare your pesto genovese pasta by first preparing the sauce. Let’s pound the basil leaves with salt, garlic and pine nuts. This is to ensure that the leaves do not oxidize or heat up: in this way they maintain their original characteristics. Complete the sauce with chopped Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino cheese and extra virgin olive oil.
Large mortar and pestle: maintenance
Wood absorbs odors: rinse immediately with plenty of water. For the same reason, don’t use soap or put it in the dishwasher.