Appetizers

Seafood Escabeche Crostini

Seafood Escabeche Crostini

With the exception of caviar, we don’t generally consider canned seafood as that premium of a pantry item. In Spain, however, this is hardly the case: some of the best-cooked seafood actually comes in a tin. Seafood Escabeche Crostini is a wonderful showcase of canned Spanish seafood.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeu and Juliet

A quick snack or a light dessert, Romeu and Juliet is a dish of two simple ingredients that don’t seem to match, similar to the famous Shakespearian protagonists. But together, goiabada—guava paste) and cows’ milk cheese a sumptuous dish.

Tallegio and Lingonberry Grilled Cheese

Lingonberry Grilled Cheese

Blending pungent and creamy Taleggio cheese with tart lingonberry preserves from the Sweden Box between crisp sourdough bread, there’s one thing we know for sure: this sandwich doesn’t even come close to your typical grilled cheese.

Yucca and Sweet Potato Fries

Churrasco-Spiced Yuca Fries

Yuca goes by many names in Brazil: manioc, cassava, tapioca, and more. Not to be confused with the English yucca, this root is starchy, and it’s a staple across the country. Various preparations of the vegetable form and important component of national dishes. Here, it’s turned into crunchy fries seasoned with the churrasco spice mix from the Brazil Box.

Charred Corn Salad

Grilled Corn and Scallion Salad

Blackened corn is refreshed with the addition of bright scallions and fresh cilantro. It’s a perfect pairing to churrasco skewers and other barbecued meats.

Savory Roquefort Profiteroles

Savory Roquefort Profiteroles

Choux pastry is one of the essential doughs of French dessert. It’s the foundation of cream puffs, eclairs, beignets, and more. This version takes the classic cream puff dessert and turns it into an appetizer by replacing the cream filling with Roquefort cheese.

Mushroom Tartellettes

Mushroom and Pepper Tartelettes

Christian Potier’s peppercorn sauce is most commonly served with steak, but who says it has to be a meat-eater exclusive? The sauce is delicious in this vegetarian recipe, too, where mushrooms get a boost of flavor from the sauce.

Potato Pancakes

Potato and Sunchoke Pancakes

Sunchokes are a unique and flavorful vegetable that add an alluring flavor to these potato pancakes. Be sure to squeeze as much moisture as you can out of the potato-sunchoke mixture; you can’t get crisp cakes if the starches are wet!

Ham and Cheese Toasts

Swedish Ham and Cheese Crisps

Quality ham and cheese elevate this simple snack into something both special and Swedish, incorporating the delicious Liss Ellas mustard and Mörsjö flatbread crisps from the Sweden Box. Experiment with different types of cheese or ham to make your own version of the appetizer.