What an incredible two months of Portuguese cuisine! Here at Try The World, one of our most favorite things to see is how you use your box. Between comforting breakfast foods to satisfying mains, or upgrades on classic dishes to delicious appetizers, we’re always impressed and inspired with your creativity in the kitchen. Here’s a look at some of our favorites this month.
Casa da Prisca’s honey from the Portugal Box is smooth and floral—and delicious with so much more than tea and yogurt! Plus, honey is full of incredible health benefits. If you’re looking for ideas to empty that jar from the box, read on for inspiration. We can all benefit from more honey in our lives.
Casa da Prisca’s caramelized onions are bursting with the rich, sweet flavor of Portugal’s famed port wine. Reduced into a thick jam with tangy balsamic vinegar, they are the ideal condiment for a cheese plate, but can also add deep and complex flavor to many other dishes. Need some inspiration? Read on for a few ideas about how to use those caramelized onions from your box.
This lemon tart is a wonderful showcase of several products from the Portugal Box: Casa da Prisca cookies in the crust, Hands on Earth sea salt and lemon in the custard filling, and FrutaFormas apple rings in the garnish. If you have mini pie pans on hand, the recipe can easily be adapted to make individual portions.
An excellent breakfast or brunch dish, these baked eggs are delicious with crusty bread for sopping up the leftover sauce and creamy egg yolk. While the recipe works with standard finishing salt, the sea salt and lemon from the Portugal Box adds bright notes to this rich and satisfying meal.
A typical, summer-time cake made with digestive biscuits and a whipped cream and condensed milk mixture, bolo de bolacha is rich and filling, but not too sweet. Plus, it’s easy to make and calls for just a few ingredients that you may already have in your pantry!
Sonhos translates to “dreams” in Portuguese. That’s how ethereal these pastries are: straight out of the frier, they’re as light as air! Chef George Mendes serves them at his New York restaurant Aldea with a selection of dipping sauces. We think they’re perfect with the honey or jam from the Portugal Box.
Committed to preserving the culinary traditions of Portugal, Casa Lucena specializes in making olive oil, honey, jam, salt, and—of course—cookies according to old, Portuguese recipes. We love eating them straight from the box, but they’re also a versatile ingredient in many dishes. We spoke to Priska Hirschmugl Lucena, the company’s founder, who gave us a few ideas.