Homemade Peri Peri Sauce Marinade

Here we will show you how to make your own peri-peri sauce. This recipe is a tasty and spicy marinade that you can use for juicy grilled chicken, seafood, beef, or vegetables.

Simply add all the ingredients to a food processor and keep it stored in the refrigerator for weeks.

It helps make the chicken taste unbelievably fresh, spicy, and tender which is ideal for the BBQ season.

What Is Peri Peri Sauce?

The peri-peri sauce is a traditional African-style chili sauce that is the perfect marinade for grilled chicken and seafood.

It’s made from African bird’s eye chilies and a combination of other ingredients. In Portuguese, it is referred to “piri piri sauce”, but otherwise it is known as “peri-peri sauce”.

You might already be familiar with Nando’s and their branded sauces, so here is a homemade version that is similar but tastes so fresh and is perfect for the BBQ season.

This recipe calls for fresh ingredients which you can buy from your local supermarket and it’s totally worth it.

 

Homemade Peri Peri Sauce Recipe

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Here is a peri peri sauce and marinade recipe that's ideal for grilled chicken, seafood, beef, or vegetables. Simply add all the ingredients to a food processor and keep it stored in the refrigerator for your own spicy marinade.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Marinade, Sauce
Cuisine African, American, Portuguese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 312.4 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor.
  • Blend for 1 minutes.
  • Add to a saucepan on medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Allow the sauce to cool down.
  • Store in an air-tight container.
  • Store in refrigerator for 7-10 days.

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Notes

  • If you cannot get hold of African Birds Eye Chilies, substitute them with regular red bird eye chilies or use four red chili peppers.
  • Use red wine vinegar to preserve this sauce for longer.
  • Use a small mason jar to keep this stored properly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 312.4kcalCarbohydrates: 14.71gProtein: 2.57gFat: 28.35gSaturated Fat: 4.32gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6.34gTrans Fat: 0.19gSodium: 1428.61mgPotassium: 421.55mgFiber: 2.58gSugar: 7.25gVitamin A: 1510.01IUVitamin C: 145.19mgCalcium: 39.9mgIron: 1.44mg
Keyword Hot Sauce Recipe, Nando's Marinade Recipe, Nando's Sauce Recipe, peri peri sauce
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How long does homemade peri-peri sauce last?

MethodDuration
Fridge3-4 weeks (airtight container)
Freezer2 months (airtight container)