This is the end of the road for me in terms of hot summer weather but my BBQ isn’t ready to retire quite yet! We’re going to bump up the flavor of Chicken by smothering it in a fresh Peri Peri marinade and grill on my BBQ. If you don’t have a BBQ, you can sear it in a hot pan and finish it off in your oven. Last year I developed a great Peri Peri marinade and I’ve been using this recipe quite a lot as it’s gives Chicken or fish a great flavour.
The Peri Peri marinade uses the Peri Peri chillies which I have not been able to find so I’m going to use Red Hots instead . These are much larger that the small Thai red chillies and I’m just going to puree them in my food processor and blend them with some other ingredients listed before.
Interestingly enough, these chilies came from Africa and were incorporated into the Portuguese cuisine. Being from Goa, India myself, we still see the remnants of the Portuguese colonies in our culture and our food.
Peri Peri Spice is one of my favourite Portuguese spices. The Peri Peri chilli was brought by the Africans to Portugal and this beautiful blend was born. I myself have some Portuguese heritage and although I cannot claim this recipe to be authentic, I can promise you that it’s a pretty good version. This spice blend to make a delicious Roast Chicken dinner. It would look wonderful on your holiday table but would also make a great family night meal.
Peri Peri Chillies are hard to find, but I’m going to substitute these for these hot red chillies.