Sides

Swedish Cucumber Salad

Cucumber and Radish Salad

This salad makes a refreshingly light side to any main course and is an essential component to the traditional sörgåsbord. Crisp cucumber and radish are an excellent vehicle for the acidic bite of vinegar and the herbaceous note of dill. This dish also features the award-winning Liss Ellas mustard from the Sweden Box!

Salmon and Dill Toasts

Salmon and Dill Toasts

This easy-to-make appetizer celebrates the best of the Sweden Box: bright mustard and crisp flatbread with fish, herbs, and sour cream. It’s a taste of Sweden all in one bite.

Swedish Dumplings

Emma Bengtsson’s Swedish Dumplings

These traditional dumplings from curating chef Emma Bengtsson are filled with an onion and bacon mixture made with the spectacular mustard from the Sweden Box. Tradition calls for serving them with tangy and slightly sweet lingonberry jam.

Potato and Herring Salad

Herring and Potato Salad

An incredibly popular ingredient in Swedish cuisine, pickled herring can be prepared in more ways than we can count! A must-have for the smörgåsbord, this potato salad lightens the salty flavor of the fish with starchy potatoes and a delicious dressing. Crumbled potato chips garnish the dish in the signature Swedish fashion.

Grilled Fish with Charred Peppers

Chef George Mendes’s Mackerel with Charred Peppers

All it takes to dress up a simple bell pepper is a gas stove, olive oil, vinegar, and salt. Here, Chef George Mendes chars the peppers until they become soft, marinates them in a simple dressing, and serves them with the canned fish from the Portugal Box.

Fish and Spring Greens Salad

Spring Salad with Canned Fish, a Portuguese Favorite

In this recipe, Chef George Mendes, curator of the Portugal Box, adds seafood to a light, spring greens salad. It’s the perfect showcase of the canned mackerel in your box—and an inventive way to use the fish.

Potato and Salt Cod Casserole

Potato and Codfish Casserole

This is a versatile dish that can be served as a side, a main, or for brunch. The recipe here calls for the canned codfish from the Portugal Box, but it works well with any other type of fish as well.

Tomato Salad with Black Olives and Herbs

Chef George Mendes’s Heirloom Tomato Salad

Now that the warm weather is back, we’re heading to farmers’ markets to pick up colorful heirloom tomatoes. What’s our favorite way to eat them? This simple tomato salad by Chef George Mendes.

Grilled Piri Piri Shrimp

Grilled Piri Piri Shrimp Skewers

As springtime inches closer and closer, we’re getting ready for outdoor grilling. These spicy shrimp skewers, featuring the piri piri hot sauce, sea salt, and olive oil from the Portugal Box, come together in as little as 30 minutes.

Duck Toast with Onion Jam

Duck Toast with Caramelized Onions

Sweet and rich in flavor, the caramelized onions from the Portugal Box are a delicious pairing with savory foods. One of the most popular ways to eat in Portugal is with charcuterie or pâté. This simple recipe elevates a basic pâté toast with the simple addition of the onions from the box.