“Piri piri (pili pili, peri peri) is a cultivar of Capsicum frutescens, one of the sources of chili pepper, that grows both wild and domesticated. It is a small, extremely spicy member of the Capsicum genus. It grows in Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.”
|Picture taken from Wikipedia, courtesy of Kukolka|
Piri Piri sauce is a paste of Piri Piri peppers with oil and garlic.
|Le Barcelos Restaurant on Prince Arthur Street|
I discovered this sauce at a portuguese Tapas bar on Prince Arthur street in Montreal, Le Barcelos Grillades Restaurant. (107 Prince-Arthur Est, Montréal; 514-845-5266). I loved the sauce so much that I purchased a big batch for my own personal use.