Appetizers

Bolinos de Bacalhau

Bolinhos de Bacalhau

In this preparation, George Mendes mashes canned codfish and sea salt from the Portugal Box with potato, shapes the mixture into balls, and fries them. They’re just as good eaten piping hot or warm.

Curried Fish Cakes

Curried Fish Cakes

Every city has it’s own street food: New York has sweet peanuts and hot dogs. Rio de Janeiro its signature popcorn. Paris its crêpes. In Thailand, it’s fish cakes that street vendors sell on every corner. Here, Matt Powell incorporates Nittaya’s curry paste into the basic recipe to make an appetizer that’s bursting with flavor.

Pork, Rice, and Coriander Soup

Pork, Rice, and Coriander Soup

Using the Jasberry rice from the Thailand Box, this traditional Thai soup takes on a distinct dark-purple hue. Brightly flavored with lime juice, the taste stands in stark contrast to the color.

Green Papaya Salad

Green Papaya Salad

This refreshing fruit salad combines a zesty lime dressing with assorted tropical fruit, including exotic the dried jackfruit from the Thailand Box. It makes for a wonderful side or lighter main dish.

Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes with Mayonnaise and Relish

Latkes, that food perhaps most readily associated with the holiday of Hanukkah, has a much longer and complicated history than you’d expect. Here, we use the olive oil from the Special Edition Holiday Box to make a batch.