Friday, March 27, 2009

El Molcajete - Rancho Market, UT

A Molcajete is a Mexican lava stone mortar & pestle. However, there is another meaning to molcajete that spells great dining. A typical Mexican dish of the same name is served in this traditional kitchen tool. The mortar or base is turned upside down on an open flame in order to heat the stone. Once glowing hot the mortar is turned right side up and filled with a sizzle and spatter of salsa, Oaxaca cheese (similar to mozzarella), roasted jalapenos and cactus paddles, shrimp, beef and chicken, then topped with Mexican fresh ranch cheese. Included are fresh tortillas, rice, beans and a wide range of condiments. For a great local version of the Molcajete visit the Rancho Market, 2470 So Redwood Road West Valley City, UT 84119. Serving from 7am to 9pm, the market and their restaurant are an experience unto themselves. It's much like arriving in Mexico without having to pack, hassle with security or have your passport stamped. There's nothing better, nothing more authentic and nothing tastier. Oh, better bring a few big hungry friends, the portions are HUGE!

1 comment:

winweeks said...

Sounds delicious. Thanks for the recommendation! - Winston