Peri Peri Sauce is made with chills, roasted paprika, garlic and lots and lots of flavors. It is a condiment for when you want flavor in no time. Always tastes delicious, is so easy to make and you will be surprised how many flavors it adds to almost everything that you prepare.
Reasons to make this Peri Peri Sauce
It is really versatile: dipping sauce, marinade and whenever you need flavor just with the right amount of flavor and taste like you can expect from my Nashville Hot Sauce, Creamy Jalapeno Sauce, Chipotle Sauce, Cajun Sauce, or Bang Bang Sauce.
Peri Peri Sauce is made in a food processor, but a blender will work as well. All comes together in 5 minutes and is everything you love and want.
It is a complex sauce which you can make so easy and cheap at home.
What you need Peri Peri Sauce Recipe
Here are the Peri Peri sauce ingredients and let me tell you everything is made most of pantry staples:
We start with red chilis for a great, complex and spicy flavor, and combine them with roasted red peppers: I use a jar of roasted red peppers to save a good amount of time. If you have the time to roast them, do the following: preheat oven to 410F. Layer peppers on a baking sheet and bake them for around 40 minutes. Wait until they cool off and then remove skins and seeds.
Tomato paste adds a deep and robust flavor which goes well with all the other flavors and ingredients.
Smoked paprika, garlic and onions are essential for great flavor and I use red onions.
Olive oil, lemon juice, zest, vinegar and oregano: all of them give an amazing tang to our sauce, but to contrast that we need a little bit of sugar which adds a wonderful sweet hint. You can use of course any sweetener that you prefer, like honey or maple.
How to make Peri Peri Sauce
Making Peri Peri Sauce is so incredible simple. All you need is a food processor.
Give chilis, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, vinegar, garlic, sugar, tomato paste, red onions, roasted peppers, smoked paprika, and oregano to the bowl of the food processor or a blender.
Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Blend until smooth or leave some texture. That is truly to your taste and preferences.
How long will Peri Peri Sauce last?
If you have leftovers, you can use it up for around 2 weeks.
Should you want to freeze Peri Peri Sauce, you can freeze smaller or bigger batches. It will last for 6 months in the freezer.
Did you know Peri Peri Sauce makes the best marinade that you’ve ever can imagine. I mean what’s not to love:
- Complex flavors
- Easy to make
Let’s see how to use this Peri Peri Sauce to marinate chicken, and I use vegan chicken all the time.
Give chicken filets into a bowl, or a Ziploc bag. Add sauce and let everything sit for around 10 minutes so the chicken can absorb the flavors greatly. And like that, you have Peri Peri Chicken as you can see in my step by step pictures.
Also you can use veggies, tofu or tempeh. This sauce is made for so many things and great to have on hand.
Other recipes to try
- 8 red chills
- 10 oz jar roasted paprika, drained
- 2 Tbsp Tomato paste
- 1/2 cup red onions
- 5 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- juice from 1 lemon
- zest from 1 lemon
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 2 tsp sugar
- salt, pepper to taste
- Get a food processor or blender ready.
- Into its bowl, give the chilis, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, vinegar, garlic, sugar, tomato paste, red onions, roasted peppers, smoked paprika, and oregano.
- Season with a pinch salt of pepper. Blend until smooth or leave some texture.
- Leftovers are great for 2 weeks.
- To freeze: make smaller or bigger batches and it will last for 6 months.
- Best marinade: only 10 minutes and everything is full of amazing flavors. Use a bowl or freezer bag and let it sit.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g