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Portuguese Hot Pepper Sauce (Molho De Piri Piri)

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This is a staple in the Portuguese kitchen. You can buy it or make the infinitely superior version at home. Great for chicken, steak, chilli or anything that needs a little sprucing up. Enjoy. (from D. Leite)


Serves: 4-6

  • 8 small red chiles (such as cayenne, snatakes or piquins - do not use scotch bonnet)
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 pinch of salt (if Maldon, use more)
  • red pepper flakes (optional, if you like it hotter)

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Portuguese Hot Pepper Sauce (Molho De Piri Piri) is a community recipe submitted by catarina m and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Use rubber gloves to clean the peppers!! Remove the stems from the peppers and discard.
  • Place all ingredients(including seeds) in a food processor and puree.
  • Pour the mixture into a small glass jar and let steep for at least 24 hours, preferably a week in the fridge.
  • Sauce will keep for one month. Shake well before using.
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    Bara Brith