Greg DuPree
Active Time
N/A
Total Time
15 MIN
Yield
Serves : Makes 6 cups

Fresh, ripe gooseberries are sweet and richly flavored, with an almost boozy aftertaste. The grape-like berries are balanced out here by some mildly spicy jalapeños and fresh herbs. They add a sweet dimension to bracing, piquant (and incredibly delicious) piri piri sauce, which takes its tart flavor from lemon and lime, and a refreshingly vegetal dimension from a healthy dose of ripe bell peppers and tomatoes. Chef Kwame Onwuachi serves it with Cucumber-Avocado Salad with Gooseberry Piri Piri, but it also is a fantastic substitute for Bloody Mary mix or as a sauce for ceviche.

How to Make It

Step

Place all ingredients in a blender. Process on low speed, gradually increasing speed to high, until very smooth, about 1 minute. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large container; discard solids. Chill until ready to use. Just before serving, skim foam off the surface of piri piri, and discard.

Make Ahead

Gooseberry Piri Piri can be made up to 3 days ahead. Store in airtight containers in refrigerator until ready to serve.

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