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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 Jalapeno chiles; roughly
  • -chopped (stems; seeds and
  • -all)
  • 2 Poblano chiles; roughly
  • -chopped (stems; seeds and
  • -all)
  • 1 tb Crushed dried red chile
  • -flakes
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 8 Turns fresh ground black
  • -pepper
  • 3 Cloves minced garlic


This fiery Portuguese-African condiment came into my kitchen thanks to Chef
Emeril Lagasse of Emeril's and NOLA restaurants in New Orleans. He uses it
in several of his dishes, but it's very versatile ... experiment! It's hot,
but it kinda creeps up on you. I am now never without a jar of this at

Combine all of the ingredients except the garlic in a small saucepan and
cook over high heat for 4 minutes, stirring frequently (be VERY careful as
you do this). Remove from heat and stir in the garlic. Let the mixture cool
to room temperature, then place in a food processor and pulse sixteen

Pour into a jar and let it sit for one week before using. The piri-piri
will keep at room temperature for two months. Use as a marinade, a sizzling
sauce, an ingredient in a dish, or in place of regular oil for sauteing ...
there's lots of room for creativity. Experiment! Be creative!

Buy Chef Emeril's book _Emeril's New New Orleans Cooking_, published by
Random House, and see how he uses piri-piri. In fact, you can order it
online by telnetting to books.com, so do yourself and your dinner guests a
favor and buy it!

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