Nandos style Peri peri sauce is a tangy, sweet, spicy, and versatile hot African sauce made popular by Nandos restaurant. This Piri Piri sauce recipe is made with African birds eye chillies, spices, and some other ingredients. It is easy, quick, and simple to make.
The flavors of this sauce are amazing and It's just so good. Whenever I go to nandos, it always has to be extra hot for me as I like my food spicy. This sauce is hot but not too hot, and you can adjust the peppers to suit your taste (use less Pepper if you don't like it too hot).
Why You Will Love This Peri Peri Sauce Recipe
- Spicy- African bird’s eye chilli also called Piri Piri is a hot pepper that's grown in most African countries. It is grown in South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and some other African countries. We Africans love our chillies don't we? The good thing is you can adjust the peppers to suit your taste.
- Versatile-This sauce remains one of my favorite sauces simply because of its versatility. It can be used on chicken, shrimp, steak, with fries, and any food. It is so good. You can use this homemade peri peri sauce as a marinade, you can use in stews and sauces, in pasta dishes, and can even serve as a dip. It is versatile like that.
- Simple- This piri piri sauce is simple to make. It takes 5 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook.
- The best- After several recipe testing, I can boldly tell you this my homemade version of nandos style sauce is as good as Nandos, even better! If I do say so myself.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Piri Piri Sauce
- What is Peri Peri Sauce?
It is a spicy sauce that originated in Africa and has since spread to other parts of the world. Made from a blend of chili peppers, spices, and vinegar, it is known for its unique flavor and heat.
The name "peri peri" comes from the Swahili word for "pepper pepper." The sauce is also sometimes referred to as piri piri or African bird's eye chili sauce. Peri peri sauce originated from Portugal and is commonly used in African and Portuguese cuisine.
It is commonly used for grilled chicken and other meats, but can also be used in marinades, dressings, and dips.
- Is it peri peri or piri piri sauce?
They are the same. Just a difference in spelling and pronunciation. In Portugal, it is spelled piri piri. This sauce is also known as Pili Pili sauce.
- What can I use piri piri sauce for?
You can use it to make Peri Peri chicken, peri peri prawn, or shrimp, as a dip for fries and vegetables, as a marinade, and many more.
The simple ingredients for this peri peri sauce (piri piri sauce) include
African birds eye chilies
The detailed ingredient list, measurements and directions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How To Make Peri Peri Sauce
Here's a step by step instructions on how to make it:
1) Roast the peppers (optional) then add all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend till smooth
2) Pour in a pot, put on the stove, and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
3) Once thickened, Take it off the heat.
4) Let it cool completely then it's ready to use.
How To Store
Let it cool completely, then pour it in an airtight container, label it then store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
When ready to use, bring it out, let it thaw then give it a good stir before use.
- Adjust pepper and seasoning to suit your taste.
- Let it cool completely before storing.
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This recipe was first published on July 16, 2019.
Peri Peri Sauce (Piri Piri Sauce) nandos style
- Blender or Food processor
- 2 large Bell peppers
- 12 African birds eye chillies
- 1 medium Onion
- 8 cloves Garlic
- 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
- 1 Bay leaf
- ½ tablespoon Oregano
- ¼ cup Olive oil
- ¼ cup Cider Vinegar
- ½ cup Lemon Juice
- 2 Stock cubes optional
- Salt to taste
- Roast the peppers in the oven or over a stove (Optional)
- Add the peppers and all other ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend till smooth
- Pour in a pot, put on stove and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Once thickened, Take it off the heat.
- Let it cool completely then it's ready to use.
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