Appetizers

Korean chicken wings piled around a white container of dipping sauce.

Korean Chicken Wings

Know that elusive balance of ridiculously crisp skin yet tender meat and a dipping sauce that’s sorta sweet but with some heat? Most wings fail miserably to achieve that. These nail it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A white oval plate filled with pot stickers, a pair of chopsticks, and dipping sauce.

Pot Stickers ~ Guotie

What’s that you ask? When’s an appropriate time to serve pot stickers? We honestly can’t think of a time that’s not appropriate.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 13
A white bowl of caldo verde, or Portuguese kale soup with thinly sliced kale and a single chorizo coin floating in the center.

Portuguese Kale Soup ~ Caldo Verde

Considered Portugal’s national dish, caldo verde, or green soup, is a homey dish of potatoes, kale sliced whisker thin, and smoky pork sausage.

  • (29)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 99
Three presunto and cheese loaves on a wooden cutting board, with one cut into several slices and knife lying beside it.

Portuguese Sausage, Ham, and Cheese Bread

A traditional bread that’s heavily punctuated with Portuguese loveliness, including chouriço, presunto, and sheep’s milk cheese. Practically a meal unto itself. And a damn satiating one at that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 10 M
  • 8
A white dish of macaroni gratin with a fork resting inside.

Macaroni Gratin

This luxe mac and cheese comes in diminutive dishes at hoity-toity Balthazar, though it creates no less comfort scooped straight from a plain old baking dish sitting in the center of the table.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
A large pot of easy tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich being cut into croutons beside it.

Easy Tomato Soup

Tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons for dunking. And it requires barely more effort than heating up some Campbell’s.

  • (4)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 19
White pan of 24 orange-red chorizo golf-ball-size meatballs

Chorizo Meatballs

Quite frankly, these remind us why meatballs are a thing of magnificence. They owe their loveliness to chorizo, chili powder, cilantro, and Cheddar.

  • (7)
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 32
A bowl with creamy green olive dip behind five slices of baguette with dip on one

Portuguese Green Olive Dip

For this dip, green olives are stirred into an eggless ‘mayonnaise’ made with milk, oil, anchovies, garlic, and white pepper. A tasty Portuguese olive dip.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 53