If using straight piri piri is too much for you, here’s an old-school family recipe to try at home, capable of being used a bit at a time. You can add it to traditional Portuguese dishes such as Frango no Churrasco (BBQ chicken), Cozido à Portuguesa (pheasant stew), Carne de Porco Alentejana (pork and clams) or simply create your own Portuguese hot sauce for whatever dish you choose. I personally love it with sautéed shrimp, basted chicken or in a bowl of Portuguese stone soup during the cold season to clear things right up!
Beware! Like all hot peppers, we suggest using gloves when handling them, or simply to wash your hands thoroughly when finished. The last you want is to touch your eye, or your kid, after handling wicked hot peppers! (photo by woodywonderworks)
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