African Hot Chili Oil Piri-Piri Recipe

African Hot Chili Oil Piri-Piri Recipe

Hot-Hot to the African Swahili is African Bird's Eye Chili known as Piri-Piri. The Swahili word Piri-Piri means pepper-pepper. 

Worship the super hot chili oil that comes with your African food when eating at an African restaurant? Making Piri-Piri African hot chili oil at home is easy. 

Peppermint Africa’s recipe for African Piri-Piri hot chili oil at home makes an excellent complement to seafood, pork, chicken, fish, vegetables, pasta, and rice. This recipe will make about 1/2 cup of Piri-Piri chili oil that can be stored in a dry, clean, and airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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African Hot Chili Oil Piri-Piri Recipe


12 dried hot Piri-Piri chili peppers

1/2 cup peanut oil


Cut off the stems of the dried Piri-Piri chili peppers, finely chop the chilies and place the Piri-Piri chili in a heat-resistant jar with a seal. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high to high heat 10 to 15 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and add the chopped Piri-Piri chili peppers. Cool and strain the oil. Use hot chili oil Piri-Piri in your favorite recipes or as a dipping sauce.

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