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Portuguese hot red pepper sauce (pimenta moida) is used throughout Portugal, although it is most typically seen in the Azores. It's a great marinade for meats and other things as it adds flavor and some heat.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
5 min
Ready In:
20 min
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy

Portuguese Hot Red Pepper Sauce Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Hot Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

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Posted in: Xtra Recipes
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
4 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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1/2 lb of red chili peppers, washed and chopped1 tablespoon of coarse sea salt1/2 tablespoon of red wine vinegar1 tablespoon of olive oil1 jar for storing it * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. Place the chopped peppers and salt in a blender and blend until it is smooth and of even consistency.
  2. Place the mixture in a saucepan and let it cook on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in the vinegar and olive oil well and then pour into the jar for storage.
  4. Place it the refrigerator and use it as you need.
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Bobby Bacalhau
Bobby Bacalhau - 4 Weeks ago
Red or White wine vinegar?


I would go with red wine vinegar Bobby, white wine vinegar is a bit lighter. I will update the recipe.

4 Weeks ago (+0) (-0)
Seanandhollycox@gmail.com - 5 Months ago
What is rhe shelf life of this in the fridge and can you can it to keep longer

About 90 days if you refrigerate it.
5 Months ago (+1) (-2)
Justin deoliveira
Justin deoliveira - 6 Months ago
Where do you find red chilli pepers? NOT IN NEW JERSEY!

Hi Justin, you can use cayenne peppers as a substitute if you can get those.
6 Months ago (+0) (-0)

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