Piri Piri Shrimp
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Piri Piri Shrimp is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Fish Friday Foodies. We post together on the third Friday of the month with our newest seafood recipes on specified topics.
This month we are doing seafood appetizers.
This is actually a recipe I made last month and have been trying my best to find time to post it. I have people waiting, so I know I am in trouble (for being late!)
The recipe is for Piri Piri Shrimp done on the barbie with a brush on of my Nando’s sauce.
You know I said shrimp but you know you can put this on anything. Like the favorite piri piri chicken. I have an older recipe for that below. Feel free to use the spatchcock method and switch out the sauce to this new one if you like.
I love grilled chicken anyway. And I adore spicy food. I probably can’t eat things as spicy as I once could but still…
This makes 2 cups of sauce so more than plenty for the recipe. I freezes nicely if you aren’t going to use all of it right away.
Don’t keep it so long in the fridge that it ferments.
The peppers will vary in spice according to which ones you have. You can use the African piri piri which are a type of bird pepper, as is the Thai bird chilli. Mexican chiltepins are also in that category.
I do like fresh peppers but you can probably try this with dried. Although drying does change the flavors in peppers.
I did still have a bottle of Nando’s on hand so tested flavors against it. Close enough for me. But I imagine I don’t have to buy that one anymore! And with covid supply chain disruptions it’s probably prudent to know how to make your own, right? Besides, it’s cheaper. Ha!
Fish Friday Foodies
- Air Fryer Crab Rangoon from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Crumbed Fresh Herbed Fried Fish from Sneha’s Recipe
- Peel-N- Eat Shrimp from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Piri Piri Shrimp from Palatable Pastime
- Spiced Salmon Bites from Zesty South Indian Kitchen
- Sweet and Spicy Shrimp from A day in the life on the farm
- Vietnamese-Style Summer Rolls with Smoked Trout Pate and Smoked Salmon from of Goats and Greens
Piri Piri Shrimp
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Piri Piri Shrimp
Piri Piri Shrimp (with Sauce)
- outdoor grill (for shrimp)
Extra Hot Piri Piri Sauce (Nando's Copycat):
- 8 ounces chopped onion (about 1-2/3 cup)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh piri piri peppers or Thai bird chillies (chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 pound Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- olive oil
- 1/2 cup piri piri sauce
- Combine ingredients in a saucepan and cook until onions soften, then puree.
- Continue to cook and simmer,stirring occasionally, until mixture reduces to 2 cups.
- Store sauce in refrigerator up to one week, otherwise freeze portions.
- Lightly drizzle shrimp with oil and grill on an outdoor grill using a grill mesh.
- Cook for several minutes until shrimp are opaque and curled, basting with sauce.
- Serve with more sauce if desired.
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