Country Hot Sauce

Molho da Companha

Preparation info
  • Makes About

    2 Cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

This salsalike hot sauce turns up wherever Brazilians grill meats. The chile of choice is a pepper called pimenta malagueta; the strength of its fiery bite is inversely proportional to its tiny dimensions. Pimenta malagueta come packed in vinegar in bottles at Brazilian markets. Other possibilities for chiles include Thai or bird peppers, serrano or jalapeño peppers, or even hot red pepper flakes. The traditional way to eat grilled meats in Brazil is to spoon this sauce on top