Portuguese Piri Piri Sauce

This easy to make sauce can also be used as a marinade or a spread.

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Ingredients

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 6 to 8 fresh or dried hot red chiles
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Kosher salt 
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Place the bell pepper on the grill over high heat and cook, turning occasionally, until blackened all over, 8 to 12 minutes. Place the bell pepper in a bowl and cover with a plate and let stand until warm. Discard the skin, stem and seeds from the pepper, reserving the flesh.
  3. In a blender, puree the bell pepper, hot chiles, garlic, bay leaf, oil, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Use the piri piri sauce on grilled meats and fish or spread on toast as an appetizer.
Contributed By Photo © Ian Knauer Published March 2014





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