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Old 06-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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As Piri Piri seems to be the flavor of the moment, I figured that I would join in the fray...I have two great South Afrikaner friends that I showed the various Piri Piri threads to and after much discussion, decided to make my own sauce. One of the things that I got from our conversations is that Piri Piri sauce will vary from person to person and family to family. With their help, this is mine...

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Unfortunately, I could not source any African Birds Eye chili's, so I had to make due with Thai hot chili peppers.

My ingredients:

*Thai hot chili peppers
*Yellow onion
*Fresh lime juice
*Fresh garlic
*Fresh flat leaf parsley
*White wine vinegar
*Kosher salt
*Smoked sweet paprika

After putting all in the food processor, here (per discussion) is the resulting semi smooth/semi chunky sauce:



After this mixture sat in the fridge for two days, I placed nine skinless, boneless thighs into the bag and marinated them for almost six hours.

Out to the grill - with some new coconut charcoal:



As I'd read that these coconut briquets get pretty hot, I used only half of a chimney. Here, waiting for the coconut briquets to ash over:





On the grill:







On the plate, with snow peas from my garden and Mulderbosh Chenin Blanc:



BTW, I reduced the leftover marinade to an almost paste like substance and used it as extra topping for the chicken. Awesome.

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Old 06-26-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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Very nice!!
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That looks great! Nice job!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:24 AM   #7
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Thanks guys! It's unbelievable how easy this sauce is to make - I'm not sure why anybody would buy this pre-made.

This should be even better today...
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That looks great. Can you let us know the amount you used of each ingredient?
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My ingredients:

*Thai hot chili peppers
*Yellow onion
*Fresh lime juice
*Fresh garlic
*Fresh flat leaf parsley
*White wine vinegar
*Kosher salt
*Smoked sweet paprika

After putting all in the food processor..
Sure seems to me that piri piri sauce should have piri piri peppers (aka birds beak peppers) in it.

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That looks great. Can you let us know the amount you used of each ingredient?
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*14 Thai hot chili peppers
*1 chopped large yellow onion
*1 cup fresh lime juice (I used 8 limes)
*1 bulb of garlic (the bulb I used had 11 cloves)
*1 cup of unchopped flat leaf parsley
*1/2 cup white wine vinegar
*2 Tbs kosher salt
*4 Tbs smoked sweet paprika

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Sure seems to me that piri piri sauce should have piri piri peppers (aka birds beak peppers) in it.

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Unfortunately, I could not source any African Birds Eye chili's, so I had to make due with Thai hot chili peppers.
Real African Birds Eye chili peppers (not the Mexican Chile de arbol/birds beak pepper) would have been great...
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #11
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I have to say this maranaide sounds awesome! I just saved the recipe can't wait to try it out. Think it would do pork chops just as well?
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Awesome job, thanks for sharing your Piri Piri goodness.
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Happily...
Real African Birds Eye chili peppers (not the Mexican Chile de arbol/birds beak pepper) would have been great...
If you're interested in getting a plant this place sells them
http://store.myorganicseeds.com/Peri...-P1412276.aspx
(i have no affiliation)

I grew some last year and liked them a lot. Wish I grew some this year.

Thanks for the recipe!
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