This sauce has its origins in the condiment of the same name from Africa and was no doubt originally brought to Trinidad by enslaved peoples. Piri-piri sauce is generally used on its own as a condiment, but can be added to barbecue sauces or marinades. I find the oil used in the Trinidadian version gives the sauce more ability to stick to the food—which is good if you choose to use it in a marinade. Authentic piri-piri, however, does not make use of oil but uses vinegar.
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