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.
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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.
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.
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.
In this simple, but delicious showcase of the canned codfish from the Portugal Box, George Mendes creates appetizer toasts using just a few ingredients.
A first-generation American born to Portuguese parents, Chef George Mendes grew up eating his mother’s salted cod and stews. Today, he’s known for his refined take on rustic Portuguese dishes that earned him a Michelin star in 2012. Chef Mendes is the chef-owner of Aldea and Lupolo, both in New York City, and the author of the cookbook My Portugal. Here, he opens the Portugal Box and show you the items inside!
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.
This month, we bring you the best of Portuguese cuisine with a sampling of Chef Mendes’s favorite pantry staples. Check out the video to find out what’s in the box!