Portuguese Hot Sauce


Preparation info
  • Makes About

    1½ Cups

    • Difficulty


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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

The Portuguese learned to love chiles in their former colony, Brazil. The chile in question here is one of the smallest members of the capsicum family, a bullet-shaped brute one quarter to one half inch in length; its diminutive size belies its ferocious bite. Piri-piri peppers go by the name of pimenta malagueta in Brazil and gindungo in Angola. Piri-piri sauce has become an indispensable part of barbecue all over the Portuguese-speaking world. If you live near a Portuguese o