While traveling through South Africa I become totally enthralled with Peri-Peri or (Piri-Piri) Sauce. The spicy condiment, made with birds-eye chili peppers, is a favorite hot sauce in Africa. The peppers are grown in Africa but were embraced by the Portuguese who are credited for inventing the sauce.
There are many versions of Peri-Peri sauce, but all contain the delicious birds eye and often garlic, oregano, lemon, vinegar, onion and bell peppers.
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It’s the perfect way to add a kick of spice without overpowering the dish. Which is why it works really well as an addition to the creamy pasta sauce in this recipe. Peri-Peri sauce can be found in the international section of your grocery store. Each preparation has a different level of spice and salt, so use sparingly at first.
For 4 servings
Peri-Peri Chicken Penne Pasta
Peri-Peri or Piri-Piri sauce is a favorite condiment in Africa. It's spicy complex flavor is the perfect addition to sauces, such as this Creamy Peri-Peri Chicken Pasta recipe.
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We are Sean and Jen, a couple from the US currently traveling the world full-time. Follow our adventures as we eat our way around the globe. Read More