Super Bowl Sunday is known for chicken wings, Lil’ Smokies, nachos and chips and dip but our game day meal was a little different. We decided on some Piri Prir Shrimp, and a bunch of other things. Piri Piri sauce is a great African condiment simple enough that anyone can make it and versatile enough that it can be used in many different ways.
We love to skewer shrimp and grill them brushing piri piri sauce over the shrimp just before they finish cooking, then we serve piri piri on the side for dipping. I would also suggest grilling chicken and serving piri piri along side. Piri Piri is a quick, easy and yummy way to add extra flavor and spice to your meals.
See and roughly chop chilies into 1 to 2 inch chunks. Add chopped chilies, garlic cloves, and oil to medium sauce pan and heat over medium high heat. Cook letting oil bubble slightly until the peppers and garlic become fragrant and soften, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside to cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
Add all ingredients to blender and puree until mixture is smooth. Serve warm or cold. Makes about 1 1/2 cups sauce.
If serving with shrimp:
Soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes. While skewers soak warm grill to medium heat. Load shrimp onto skewers. Grill shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes, brush both sides of shrimp with a bit of piri piri sauce and turn cooking for an addition 1 to 2 minutes or until shrimp are pink.
Serve cooked shrimp warm with rice and piri piri sauce.
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