Peri Peri Marinade (Pili Pili)

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READY IN: 5mins
YIELD: 1 cup
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and process to a smooth paste. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours to allow flavours to develop.
  • Prior to cooking, I recommend seasoning lightly with additional kosher salt.
  • Suggested cooking method: Coat chicken pieces in the marinade until they are completely coated. Cover and let marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  • For oven cooking, it's important that the chicken pieces be arranged with no space between them. Using a dish that is too large will cause the sauce to burn off when cooking.
  • Another authentic cooking method is to "butterfly" a whole chicken, which is to split a cleaned whole chicken down the center enough to allow it to lie flat, but without cutting it into two pieces. Then flatten it by hitting it with a mallet or sturdy bottle and coating the chicken with Peri Peri and marinating overnight before grilling.
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