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Piri-piri: this sauce of Portuguese origin gets its name from a type of chilli grown in Africa. It is actually of frutescens species (which is the species used to make Tabasco sauce.) I find any mild red chilli an acceptable substitute (piri-piri chillies are anything but mild!)

The sauce is absolutely delicious and can be stirred into all sorts of savoury recipes. Below I give a couple of suggestions.

Serves lots
Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: **
Origin: Portugal
Good in: Portuguese Tuna Rice Bake, French Toast

Holiday 2016: Faro and Ria Formosa Portugal

We have just returned from summer holiday: this year 10 fantastic days in the Algarve. This was my first time in Portugal,

but am guessing it will not be my last. We stayed in Faro; we hired a flat on the 10th floor with views over Faro at the back  and fantastic views of the Ria Formosa at the front.
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