Recipe: Hot sauce with fennel seeds

Hot Sauces
September 07, 2009

Chili Pepper FilesLast year a friend gave me some Piri Piri Chili seeds from Portugal. They're hot chili peppers from Capsicum Frutescens species (like the famous Tabasco). The plant produces small pods 3 cm (1.2 in) long, that ripe from green to red.

I growed them and with the harvest I prepared an hot sauce, really quick, to serve with meat or bruschetta.

Hot sauce with fennel seeds

Hot sauce with fennel seeds

80g fresh red chilies
10 plum tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
1 tsp wild fennel seeds

Blend together chilies and tomatoes.
Garnish with fennel seeds.

Piri Piri

Piri Piri (Capsicum Frutescens)

Heat: Very Hot
Taste/flavour: Not remarkable
Wall thickness: Thin
Plant productivity: Medium
Number of seeds per pod: Enough
Pod lenght: 3 - 4 cm
Plant height: 50 cm
Colour: From green to red.

Why grow it?:
To have many hot chilies, easy to dry and store.

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This joins to Think Spice - Chilies, an event started by Sunita's World.

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