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Piri Piri Sauce

Piri Piri Sauce and Marinade


This recipe for Piri Piri sauce works great as a marinade as well. It uses the fiery Bird's Eye Pepper, so watch out for the heat!


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 3 Fresno peppers
  • 4 Bird's Eye peppers
  • 4 sprigs fresh oregeno
  • 2 lemons (zested and juiced)
  • 2 TBS kosher salt
  • 2 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 TBS Hungarian Paprika


  1. For my sauce, I don't want it blazing hot, so I stemmed and seeded the peppers. If you omit that step, your sauce will be much spicier. Change number of peppers as desired.
  2. chop onion, bell pepper, garlic and fresno peppers and place on pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Roast in oven until cooked and blackening in spots.
  3. Place roasted ingredients along with other ingredients in a blender and puree. Pour into a sauce pan and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Use as a marinade, or brush on as you are cooking.
  • Category: sauces and glazes

Keywords: marinade, pepper sauce, piri piri sauce, sauces