Pimenta Moida (Portuguese Red Pepper Sauce)

"A spicy condiment used in Portuguese cooking. Use to spice up soups, rubbed onto a chicken before roasting, or add to liquid when cooking vegies."
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Ready In:
1 cup




  • Wash and stem the peppers. Remove seeds if you don't want the "heat".
  • Place peppers and salt in a food processor and blend.
  • Place the ground peppers in a medium saucepan and boil for 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar and pour into a clean jar. Cool.
  • When cool, top with a layer of olive oil, put lid on jar and refrigerate up to 3 months.

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  1. SunKistAnngel
    I made a batch of this per the recipe to make a Portuguese Red Pepper rub for a Portugese chicken recipe I made. It worked well giving the chicken a lot of flavor. It was a winner so I rated it a 5/5. Per the other reviews I noted there were concerns because it wasn’t authentic and it was rated & reviewed without making it. So I’m not sure if that fairly reflects its success or not but it worked well for me. I’ll make it again as needed because my chicken recipe turned out great!
  2. Angela M.
    I agree with Andrea. Real Pimenta Moida is not cooked. Also kinda laughable to see such a small amount since my family grew and canned our own peppahs.
  3. Andrea M.
    This is not the recipe for Portuguese spicy pepper sauce. The authentic recipe is fresh hot peppers, salt and that is it! This is a poor attempt. You should change the name , this recipe in no way resembles the real thing. I would give is less than a star if possible.


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