Authentic Portuguese Piri Piri Sauce Recipe
Portuguese piri piri sauce is a spicy sauce made from African bird's eye chili peppers, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and vinegar. The name "piri piri" comes from the Swahili word "piri-piri," which means "pepper-pepper," and it is also known as peri peri sauce.
Piri piri sauce has its origins in Portugal's former African colonies, particularly Mozambique and Angola. It was introduced to Portugal by Portuguese colonizers who brought back the recipe with them from Africa.
Piri piri sauce is used to add heat and flavor to a variety of dishes, including grilled meats, seafood, vegetables, and rice dishes. It can also be used as a dipping sauce or marinade.
There are many variations of piri piri sauce, with different levels of spiciness and ingredients. Some recipes may include additional ingredients such as paprika, onion, or herbs like oregano or parsley.
- In a blender, puree the chili peppers, garlic, bay leaf, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and you're done.
- Use this piri piri sauce on grilled meats, on fish or spread on toast as an appetizer.