Peri-Peri (also referred to as piri-piri) Chilies are small very little bright red chilies that you’ll be able to notice, dried here within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. They are very popular and spicy and kind the essence of this sauce.
All you have to do is to soak them in boiling water for quite a long time to rehydrate them before mistreatment however the ensuing sauce is definitely worth the wait. I found mine while browsing on an online grocery store. Though it took a lot of time to be delivered and then made into peri peri paste, but it was worth the wait – and the sandwich was definitely worth the wait. Also, you can order this sandwich online from your favorite restaurant using Swiggy Offer.
As the quantity I ordered was quite a lot, I churned all the chilies into sauce and stored it in bottle. This sauce can be refrigerated for long and can be used either as a dip or some spread.
What I do is put 4-6 tbsp worth into freezer bags for future whole chickens or I coat some chicken thighs or even salmon fillets in it before freezing them raw.
They will emerge completely tenderised and with such exotic flavours while churned into a paste when thawed and will make a super-fast and delicious evening meal or brunch for you. I usually grill or roast my sandwich in my Peri-Peri sauce within the colder months however I can’t sit up for the summer to induce that charcoal smoke by barbequing it.
Here I am sharing recipe of my most famous peri peri sandwich.
Ingredients for peri peri sauce:
• A bowl of peri peri chilies soaked in water overnight
• 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
• 1/4 tsp Ginger powder
• 1/4 tsp Oregano
• 1/4 tsp Chili flakes (optional)
• 1/4 tsp Black salt
• 1/4 tsp Powdered sugar
• 2 tbsp Mayonnaise (optional)
Ingredients for sandwich:
• Bread slices
• Boiled, peeled and sliced potatoes (optional)
• Roasted Cumin powder
• Sliced (finely) green, red, yellow bell pepper
• Sliced Onion
• Sliced Tomato
• Shredded Cabbage
• Cheese slices or even grated cheese would make a great combination
For peri peri sauce:
In another bowl (apart from the one in which you have soaked chilies overnight) take out all the chilies. Transfer all the other ingredients in a grinder. You can use paprika or chili flakes if you don’t want sauce to be very spicy. Add all the mix together and grind them into a fine paste. Keep adding water until it turns in a finer paste. Mix mayonnaise as well if you dint want it to be too spicy. Moreover, you can easily get the ingredients of sauce using Grofers Offers at reasonable prices.
Take bread slices (take sandwich bread preferably) and cut off the edges if you want. Spread peri peri sauce on the bread. Add a layer of boiled potato. Sprinkle chat masala, roasted cumin powder. This step is again optional. Add a layer of sliced green pepper, sliced onion, tomato. Spread another layer of sauce over the veggies again. Add a layer of cabbage, chat masala, roasted cumin powder, a slice of cheese and close the sandwich. You can use grated cheese in place of cheese slice. Grill the sandwich if you want it to be grilled or you can also serve as a cold sandwich. Either ways, cut the sandwich into four parts or smaller portions. Garnish it well and serve with peri peri dip.