A Portuguese Summer Dinner

Get fired up for a meal that’s sure to beat the heat; or at least make you become one with it!

1. Piri Pressure Cocktail

Shake up a round of spicy-sweet Piri Pressure cocktails! Tequila, pineapple & lime juice start sweating when introduced to piping piri-piri syrup! Keep your hot sauce hand light for a drink that’s refreshing; thrill-seekers, feel free to go a little heavier.

2. Rissóis de Camarão | Portuguese Shrimp Dumplings

While dinner cooks on the grill, pass a plate of crisp Portuguese shrimp dumplings. Enveloped in a warm Béchamel, the sweet shrimp pop with flavor beneath the satisfying crunch of the crust.

3. Clams with Grilled Chorizo & Charred Tomatoes

Charred cherry tomatoes lend their juice to a broth enriched by smoky chorizo and briny clams. Whatever you do, don’t let an ounce of that sauce see anything but a crust of bread and a hungry mouth!

4. Piri-Piri Chicken

Marinate a butterflied chicken in a fiery blend of piri-piri sauce and aromatics, then lay it on the grill! Off the heat, drizzle it with a spicy garlic butter glaze to add a bit more pizzazz to your blackened buddy.

5. Rice with Peas & Cilantro

Cool down from your charred bird with a pacifying bowl of rice tumbled with fresh peas and cilantro. The perfect thing to prep you for diving in to another piece of chicken.

6. Pastéis de Nata | Portuguese Custard Tarts

Present a platter of these tiny, frilly pastries, and we suspect your guests will find room for one last bite. Flaky butter pastry encircles a thumbprint of creamy custard, the whole showered with cinnamon and powdered sugar.

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