Spicy, fiery, and lively are just a few words that describe peri peri(or piri-piri). What is peri peri? It can be many things, but peri peri is best known as a chile based sauce mostly used as a seasoning or marinade for meat, especially chicken. It is made from crushed chilies, citrus peel, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, lemon juice, bay leaves, basil, oregano, paprika, pimiento, and tarragon.
Even though peri peri's origins are from Portugal, the sauce is mostly prevalent in Angola, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa. Peri peri is also referred to as African birds eye or red devil chile. You might have heard about Nandos famous chicken restaurants renowned for their flame-grilled peri peri chicken? If not, then it is a story worth reading about. Continue reading