When I decided to add this blog to ItalianChef.com, I thought it would be a good forum for occasionally writing about other types of food. The main focus will always be Italian cuisine, but I do branch out and would like to share my experiences with cooking in general. My wife, Sandy, is Portuguese and since we have been together I have been exposed to a lot of great dishes from a culinary tradition I did not know much about before we met. Continuing the grilled chicken theme from last week, I thought I would share one of my favorite Portuguese grilling recipes, Grilled Chicken with Piri Piri Sauce.
Piri Piri Sauce is named after the very hot chile that is the main ingredient, the piri piri pepper. The pepper, also known as malegueta is kind of hard to find here in America, so you can substitute any small hot pepper. Bridgeport, Connecticut where Sandy’s family is from has a few Portuguese specialty food stores where I am able to find the jarred maleguetas from Brazil that I use. You can adjust the heat to your own taste by increasing or decreasing the number of chiles.Print