Piri Piri means Pepper Pepper or strong pepper.Sauce made from Piri Piri Chilis is called Piri Piri Sauce and it originated in Portugal. It is made from crushed chillies, citrus peel, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, lemon juice, paprika, basil and oregano. Recipes may vary from region to region but the common ingredients are chili, lemon, bay leaf, oil, and red bell peppers. I have also used these ingredients and to bring smoky flavour I have roasted the bell pepper and have used olive oil. These sauce is used for making scrumptious bar be q veg and non veg both.
Fresh Red chili 5-6, Best bird eye chili
Garlic pods 4-5
Red onion 1
Red bell papper medium size 1 roasted and peeled
Lemon juice of 2
Black pepper 1 tblspn
Cayan pepper whole or powder 2 tblspn
White vinegar 1 tspn
Olive oil- 1/4th cup
Dry Origano 2 tblspn
Onion powder 1 tblspn
Bay leaf 2
Assemble all the ingredients handy.
Chop the roasted bell pepper, onion, garlic, chilis and black pepper. Grind everything in the grinder. When half done add all liquids except oil and blend it to smooth paste.
Add oil and bay leaf in the pan. Pour the blended sauce in heat. Now heat the pan and cook the sauce till it starts boiling and changes the colour.
Use this sauce for marination of meat and roast or bar b q. Refer picture for Piri Piri Chicken
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