All about Malagueta Peppers and Malagueta Pepper Sauce Recipe

If you are unfamiliar with the Malagueta pepper, is here is some information so you can learn more about this cultural pepper. It is a type of chili pepper grown in Brazil, Mozambique and in Portugal and happens to be the most popular hot pepper in Brazil. The Malagueta Pepper is a small green chili shaped pepper that turns red once it fully matures and the heat level is similar to that of Tabasco peppers.

You will often find the Malagueta pepper used in various sauce recipes particularly sauces that are used to marinate or season poultry dishes.  It is also very good when used in a sauce for seasoning and roasting a rack of lamb.

If you can find Malaqueta Peppers locally, you may be interested in trying them in a Pepper Sauce at home.  Here is a recipe for you to try out on your favorite dishes.

Malagueta Pepper Sauce

1/4 cup olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
6 large Malagueta peppers, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a large frying pan saute the finely chopped onions in the olive oil until they are lightly browned and are translucent. Stir in the finely chopped Malagueta peppers, salt and ground black pepper. Saute over medium heat for 17-19 minutes or until the peppers are nice and soft. Once done let it cool and then pour into an airtight container and store in your refrigerator for up to 10 days.

Next time you are in a market with an extensive pepper selection, take a look for the Malagueta pepper and try some with your favorite dishes.


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