Peri Peri Sauce Recipe By Priya’s Lovely Kitchen
Peri-Peri Sauce is a blend of African bird’s eye chili that is mostly grown in African countries. It is sour, a little sweet and slightly salty- making it a really complex and versatile sauce that you can use on almost anything. The chilies are blended together with fresh garlic, jalapeno pepper, red pepper, basil, onions and oregano. It is then mix with smoked paprika, salt, lemon and olive oil. It is sour, a little sweet and slightly salty- making it a really complex and versatile sauce that can be used on almost anything. The good thing is it can be adjusted to suit your heat level.
African bird’s eye chili, or Peri Peri is a hot pepper that is grown in most African countries. According to Wekipedia, It grows mainly in Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. I would add Cameroon too! It goes under different aliases depending on the country. Although this is pepper has it’s root it Africa, it was imported to Portugal from African Portuguese colonies. Today, most of the hot sauces in Portugal are referred to as peri peri- Swahili word for hot.