I’ve had this lovely box of Portuguese Cuisine from Try the World for awhile now, but hadn’t gotten around to share about all the yumminess. So here we go!
This month’s box was curated by… Chef George Mendes. He’s a first-generation born to Portuguese parents and his favorite thing growing up was eating his mother’s salted cod and stews. In 2012 he earned a Michelin star and he is the Chef-owner of restaurants Aldea and Lupolo which are both located in NYC. He also has his own cookbook, My Portugal.
1| Codfish in Olive Oil – codfish is called bacalhau and according to the Guide included in the box, it’s one of Portugal’s most iconic foods.
Suggested Uses: Cook into fried rice or blend it into pesto.
2| Piri Piri Hot Sauce – this condiment was first introduced in the 15th century by Christopher Columbus who brought home piri piri peppers from one of his voyages.
Suggested Uses: Seasoning for Veggies or Mixed into a Marinade.
3| Cookies – These cookies are steeped in tradition using an old Portuguese recipe.
Suggested Uses: You can dip these cookies into coffee or crumble into pie crust.
4| Pumpkin and Hazelnut Jam – the premium spreads made by Quinta de Jugais are made using traditional recipes and this particular jam is one of the most popular in the country.
Suggested Uses: Mix it into yogurt or spread it on toast.
5| Caramelized Onions with Port Wine – Casa de Prisca is known for producing culinary items that have been beloved by the company’s founders. This particular spread is made with one of Portugal’s most enjoyed spirits.
Suggested Uses: Serve with Cheese or spread onto your favorite appetizer.
6| Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – This is a bitter and slightly spicy olive oil that can be mixed into variety of dishes. The olives used to make this olive oil are grown in central Portugal and have been cold pressed to preserve their flavor.
Suggested Uses: Mix it into dressing or use as a substitute for butter.
7| Sea Salt and Lemon – The maker of this sea salt (Hands on Earth) is committed to healthy living and produces their products with organic herbs and seasonings. All of their products are pesticide and chemical free.
Suggested Uses: Garnish a dish or mix in butter.
8| Crunchy Apple Rings – Not only are a these crunchy apple rings good for you, but they are delicious too.
Suggested Uses: Enjoy these Apple Rings as a dessert or mix into your morning granola.
Try the World now offer’s a monthly box option, so if you’ve got a little more time on your hands, and are a serious foodie, this would definitely be a wonderful option for you!