Habaneros in the Market

Piri Piri Oil

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This interesting sauce is the Caribbean oil-based variation on the African sauce from Angola, which was transferred to the region by Portuguese immigrants working the cacao plantations in Trinidad and Guyana. Use it to spice up soups and fried fish. Pimento leaves are traditionally used in this recipe, but they are hard to find. Note: This recipe requires advance preparation.

Africa: A Continent of Chiles

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By Dave DeWitt An Excerpt from Precious Cargo: How Foods From the Americas Changed the World(Counterpoint Press, 2014). Available here. The high priest of African chiles was Laurens van der Post, the South African author who wrote, “The man who has become hooked on piri-piri hungers for his favorite dish like a junkie for heroin, because the person who has …

The Portuguese Piri-Piri Expedition

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By Blaise Lawrence    Recipes: Molho de Piri-Piri Caldo Verde Roasted Pork Piri-Piri Cataplana de Pescador (Fisherman’s Cataplana) Frango Piri-Piri (Piri-Piri Chicken) It all began right after Christmas when my wife Melloney told me what she had done. “We’re going on holiday to Portugal, Blaise. I’ve booked everything–all you have to do is supply the spending money.” Now that was …