Simona Green Marble Mortar Pestle Set (6")
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How To Season Your Mortar and Pestle Set
Before using a mortar and pestle for the first time, it is important to season it to avoid any unwanted flavors, deter sticking and smooth what might be an excessively rough grinding surface. This process will also clean out the stone dust that is inherently left during the manufacturing process.
Step 1 Clean the mortar and pestle under running water with a stiff cleaning brush. Allow to air dry.
Step 2 Place 1/3 cup of uncooked rice in the mortar and grind it into the surface with the pestle until the rice is pulverized. The color of the pulverized rice should be white once you finish grinding it. Discard the rice.
Step 3 Place four peeled cloves of garlic and a teaspoon each of cumin, kosher salt and pepper into the mortar. Grind the ingredients into the surface of the mortar with the pestle until all the ingredients are pulverized together. Discard the ingredients.
Step 4 Rinse the mortar and pestle under running water. Allow to air dry before storing.