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Mortar and Pestle Question?

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NotQuiteCockney Sun 13-Feb-05 18:13:54

Bit of a stupid question - how do you crush garlic in a mortar and pestle, to get a paste? I'm never sure if I'm meant to be thumping it, or grinding it. And what about dry spices - thump or grind?

I've got a really nice heavy stone mortar and pestle, and I do use it, but I just suspect I could be using it better, you know?

Thanks ...

prunegirl Sun 13-Feb-05 18:47:47

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melsy Sun 13-Feb-05 18:49:48

Best way to smooth garlic is to add sea salt which acts as a kinda of abrasive and breaks it down.

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