Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Piri Piri Chicken For Tea In West Cork.

 "What do you want for your tea tonight?"

That is something that I am asked every day.  Even at 7 in the morning some times.  

I opted for chicken Piri Piri.  It's a Algarve dish invented in the village of Guia which I took a photo of when we visited the Algarve in October.  Here it is served with sweetcorn and roasted new potatoes sprinkled with garlic salt.

We bought a jar of hot 🔥  chilli sauce for six Euros when we visited the markets in Loule.   It's  very hot and only me, myself and i really like it.  However the others do have a liking for a less hot version.  If you wish to make Chicken Piri Piri please go to the BBC Food website.
Guia home of the world famous Piri Piri Chicken.  It was invented there in 1964.

It was good to have an Algarve meal in West Cork in December.  Anyone else like hot and spicy food?

15 comments:

  1. Yes Dave, I like hot and spicy food. I remember the best piri piri chicken ever tasted while on holiday on the Algarve. Although I make it and sometimes buy it as a ready meal here it never tastes quite so good as that of the Algarve.

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  2. Hi Rachel. The homemade hot chilli sauce we bought from the vegetable stall seller in Loule made all the difference to the piri piri chicken. Travel definitely broadens the mind and our food tastes.

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  3. My humans love the stuff, but it destroys perfectly good chicken in my view. They used to eat this kind of chicken at a chain of fast food outlets in London, but F makes her own dangerously hot chili sauce these days, and it seems to go into at least 50% of what they eat. Yours etc ...a frustrated and annoyed Mr T

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  4. My dogs and cats like chicken Tigger. But nothing spicy. You could go on Dragons Den with Tigger Tigger Sauce? Well it worked for the man wh invented Reggae Reggae Sauce. He's worth 45 million now.

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  5. Not too hot for me please. I may have to drink more wine to put out the fire.

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  6. Now that is a good idea JayCee. I might make some Sangria or a cider punch. Hmm..?

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  7. This brought tears to my eyes as BBQ chicken with piri piri was my late husband's 'signature' dish. We had the usual Sunday crowd around and he was adamant that everything was going well in the garden - except that it wasn't and a couple of the gang had to take over the cooking. Alzheimers took over and it was down hill for four years. I won't cook this anymore. (We used to call it 'Shangrilah' !) Lesley

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  8. Thanks so much for writing that Lesley. Shangrilah sounds like a wonderful meal.

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  9. Your meal looks delightful. My compliments to the chef. I enjoy a good Indian curry, but like most inhabitants of the Indian sub-continent I would never pick a vindaloo or a Carolina Reaper. A madras is about as hot as I would ever go.

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  10. Thanks YP. Variety is the spice of life. Vindaloo is from Goa me thinks. Which was a Portuguese colony. Yet England fans sing Vindaloo. Perhaps because it's the hottest curry. It's often a macho thing who can eat the hottest curry.

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    1. Actually I think phaal is the hottest curry. I thought it was vindaloo but was corrected by a team mate at a quiz earlier in the year.

      For heat it takes a lot to beat Thai food, in Thailand - that can be blisteringly hot but still extremely flavourful

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    2. Phial, vindaloo and Madras are said to be the hottest curries. I like the Korean dish Amber Fire Beef. Thanks Traveller.

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  11. Oh I do love spicey food....

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  12. Dropped in via Mr Pudding, I think we have something similar here in Adelaide called Peri-Peri sauce which both my sons love. It's too hot for me and my daughters. I'm surprised the boys have any taste buds left at all.

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  13. Hi River. Yes we buy a similar hot and spicy sauce which weI put on most meals.

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