A Style of Portugal–Our New Spice Mix

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A Taste of Portugal, Leite’s Culinaria’s initial spice mix, is bursting with the flavors I grew up with: smoked paprika, garlic, citrus, bay leaf, piri-piri chiles, coriander, pink wine, and more. It’ll amp-up any of your dishes with just a spoonful or two.

: David Leite

I have been sitting down on this for virtually a 12 months and was THIS Close to getting to be apopletic from holding it in. But I can at last share the excellent news with all of you. Leite’s Culinaria has place out our 1st spice blend. It is identified as A Flavor of Portugal. We partnered with the amazing spice corporation Globe Spice Merchants, which handcrafted the mix from my recipe.

Why did you generate A Flavor of Portugal?

As a child, I loved seeing the girls in my spouse and children cook. And for so many dishes, they applied the similar elements that developed the incomparable, ubiqutious flavors of my childhood. When I wrote my cookbook, The New Portuguese Desk, it appeared to me there had a be an simpler way to get the identical flavors without the need of possessing to beginning from scratch just about every time. That’s when I created a spice paste that progressed into this spice blend. It has all the common, comforting flavors of Portugal in a person jar. The mix is an homage to my family’s amazing cooks and their dishes.

Go to Environment Spice Retailers (and only Globe Spice Retailers) to get your share of this Portuguese flavor bomb. And if this is your initial time shopping for from them, you are going to get 10% off your full purchase. A perfect time to stock up on all your preferred kitchen staples.

What is in A Style of Portugal spice mix?

a bowl of A Taste of Portugal spice blend on a slate surface
: Globe Spice Retailers

The component checklist reads like a person of Mama Leite’s shopping lists: tomato powder, sea salt, paprika, parsley, smoked paprika, coriander, garlic, bay leaf, red-wine vinegar powder, lemon, white pepper, and dried piri-piri peppers. You are going to detect there are no unusual or challenging-to-pronounce substances. Almost everything in the jar is all-normal and pure.

How do I use the spice mix?

A bowl of shrimp cooked with a Taste of Portugal spice blend.
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It’s less difficult to talk to how not to use it! One particular of my all-time preferred makes use of (over) is to saute huge shrimp in olive oil and butter. Just when they’re carried out, include a few extra tablespoons of butter and two tablespoons of ATOP. Swirl the skillet and it’s meal time. Make positive to have lots of crusty bread on hand for dipping!

I have also made use of the spice blend in marinades for Portuguese pork and clams or my mom’s carne assada, swirled it into olive oil for a dipping sauce, rubbed it on meats that I smoked or grilled. You can spoon some into broths, these as my clams and sausage in a cataplana, and brines for excess taste.

Portuguese Vinho Verde Mussels

Crisp and new Vinho Verde is a basic Portuguese wine, an excellent preference to pair with A Style of Portugal. : Earth Spice Retailers


Jamie Aragonez, the chef at World Spice Merchants, came up with the amazing vinho verde mussels higher than.

As she writes, “This bowl is total of clean summer season substances, and the robust taste from A Taste of Portugal brings it all with each other. Tomato and smoky paprika incorporate with parsley and bay leaf to make a foundation accented with citrus and a kiss of warmth from Portuguese piri-piri chilis.

“The flavors infuse the sauce, so really don’t skimp on the crusty bread! This uncomplicated recipe is good for a speedy weeknight food for two individuals, or it can be batched for a crowd.

The sauce, with its smokiness and a delicate heat, provides everything together. In the unlikely occasion that you have leftover mussels, shell them and use the sauce on pasta or rice.”

What dishes have you created with the spice blend?

Have you purchased your bottle of A Style of Portugal? If you have, thank you! Now, notify me what you’ve created with it? Send your inspiration, photographs, and recipes. I want to see them all!

David Signature

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