Portuguese Hot Pepper Paste (Massa De Malagueta)

Recipe by KateL
READY IN: 192hrs
SERVES: 16
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Remove and discard the green caps and stems of the peppers but do not discard the seeds. Finely chop the peppers either by hand, or in a grinder or food processor. Transfer the chopped peppers to a medium bowl. Stir in the salt (and vinegar, if using), mixing thoroughly.
  • Let the mixture stand in this bowl (covered) for 8 days in the refrigerator, giving the mixture a few turns every day.
  • On the eighth day, pack the mixture into a sterlized jar, top it off with 1/2-inch of olive oil and refrigerate.