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Mozambique Fiery Piri Piri Sauce

Piri Piri, pepper pepper sauce is a scorching hot African hot sauce recipe.


Mozambique African Food

Fiery Piri Piri African Hot Sauce


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Piri Piri, pepper pepper sauce is a scorching hot African hot sauce recipe
Piri Piri, pepper pepper sauce is a scorching hot African hot sauce recipe



Piri Piri, or pepper pepper sauce is a very hot sauce that is used on meats, seafood, vegetables, French fries and any other dish imaginable. Portuguese colonists influence the history of Mozambique food and Piri Piri sauce is a typical dish in African households that come with practice to make perfect.


Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 10 min Total time: 30 min


Ingredients  

1 minced piri piri pepper or any type of hot pepper   
3/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flake
¼ teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cayenne
1 teaspoon ground habanero chili powder


Directions


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat and cook 5 minutes. Pour sauce into prepared heatproof jars and use on almost everything.


Portuguese in Mozambique


Mozambique is a multilingual country. A number of Bantu languages are indigenous to Mozambique. Portuguese, inherited from the colonial period, is the official language, and Mozambique is a full member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. There are over 43 languages spoken in Mozambique.

Portuguese is the most widely spoken language in Mozambique because the African country was under Portuguese rule until 1975 after 500 years of rule. The Portuguese language was imposed on the indigenous African population during the colonial era.

Three large populations clusters are found along the southern coast between Maputo and Inhambane, in the central area between Beira and Chimoio along the Zambezi River, and in and around the northern cities of Nampula, Cidade de Nacala, and Pemba; the northwest and southwest are the least populated areas.

As with most African countries, Mozambique has a major language diversity, with no one language dominating demographically. Portuguese serves as a lingua franca allowing communication of Mozambicans with fellow citizens of other ethnicities, including especially white Mozambicans.

The standard Mozambican Portuguese used in education, media, and legal documents is based on European Portuguese vocabulary used in Lisbon, but Mozambican Portuguese dialects differ from standard European Portuguese both in terms of pronunciation and colloquial vocabulary.

Major languages and percentage spoken in Mozambique are Emakhuwa 26.1%, Portuguese (official) 16.6%, Xichangana 8.6%, Cinyanja 8.1, Cisena 7.1%, Elomwe 7.1%, Echuwabo 4.7%, Cindau 3.8%, Xitswa 3.8%, other Mozambican languages 11.8%, other 0.5%, and unspecified 1.8%.



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