Mortar & Pestle

Whether you’re grinding spices or whipping up guacamole, a mortar and pestle is a handy kitchen tool. Our guide offers the best mortar and pestle recipes, tips and tricks.

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Salt and Pepper Shrimp

This simple Chinese dish is packed with flavor. I like to cook and serve the shrimp with shells on—they keep the meat inside super moist and make for a nice, crispy bite. You can remove the shells before cooking if you prefer; just keep the tails on. —Jeannie Chen, Brooklyn, New York


Jerk-Seasoned Air-Fryer Potatoes

1 review

As a spicy food lover, this is a simple way to enjoy the Jamaican jerk flavor profile in a meatless...


Air-Fryer Cumin Carrots

Air-fryer carrots make a super side—big on flavor and a breeze to cook. Plus, I can actually get my husband...


Cumin-Roasted Carrots

2 reviews

Carrots make a super side—they are big on flavor and a breeze to cook. Plus, I can actually get my...

Chinese Five Spice

2 reviews

I regularly mix up my own spice blends, such as this Chinese five spice recipe. I make Indian and Mexican...


Italian Seasoning

3 reviews

Who needs added salt when you can give breads, pasta, spaghetti sauce and other dishes an Italian flair? Use this...

Braised Pork with Tomatillos

4 reviews

A pork braise is a sure way to make people’s mouths water. The tomatillos in this dish offer a subtle...


Lemon-Basil Mojito Mocktails

In this twist on the classic summer beverage, lemon and basil take the place of mint. For a grown-up version,...


Fish with Fennel

1 review

This brightly-flavored fish is a great showcase for fennel. You'll use the seeds, bulb and fronds. This is an excellent...


Rosemary-Parmesan Popcorn

1 review

Fresh herbs and real cheese make this popcorn a homemade favorite that will make you forget about store-bought seasoning mixes....

Chicken Caesar Pitas

1 review

Hand-held and picnic friendly, these chicken-stuffed pockets pack a double dose of whole grains from brown rice and whole wheat...


Strawberry-Basil Vinegar

The mild, fruity flavor of this strawberry vinaigrette complements any tossed salad. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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Curry Powder

3 reviews

Making your own homemade curry powder is easier, and tastier, than you think! I think it's much better than any...


Fig-Carrot Stuffed Kabocha Squash

While searching for a new winter squash variety, I stumbled upon kabocha squash—it really wowed me. The flavor and texture...


Apple-Herb Club Sandwich

Sliced apples and a dill spread give this club-style sandwich, prepared by our Test Kitchen, lots of flavor. Filled with...

Rose Petal Sorbet

Hot summer days call for a refreshing sorbet. This recipe from out Test Kitchen combines pleasing citrus and floral flavors.


Grilled Steak

5 reviews

Take steak to new flavor heights by basting your choice of cuts with an amazing garlicky blend that requires only...


Orange Shrimp Mojo

2 reviews

With jalapeno, orange and avocado, this enticing entree is spicy, tangy and fresh with every bite. The sauce beautifully glazes...


Cardamom Twist

1 review

This golden bread has a soft, tender texture and the perfect amount of cardamom flavor in every bite. Slices are...


Citrus-Mustard Roasted Chicken

2 reviews

Tender roast chicken is an elegant dish that's easy to make. We love the tang of orange and lemon slices...


Summertime Tomato-Melon Salad

Looking for a savory summer salad? The combination of tomatoes, cantaloupe, avocado and greens sings with freshness and health.—Carolyn Kumpe,...


Grilled Pork Chops with Smokin’ Sauce

1 review

While growing up, my husband always had pork chops that were pan-fried or baked, but he knew they could be...