PERI PERI CHICKEN STEAK
Introducing our Peri Peri Chicken Steak recipe, a culinary masterpiece that combines succulent chicken with the fiery flavors of peri peri seasoning. This dish offers a tantalizing blend of smokiness, spiciness, and rich, savory goodness, making it a perfect choice for those who crave a bold and delicious dining experience. Get ready to embark on a journey of taste and spice with this mouthwatering delight that’s sure to impress your taste buds.
PERI PERI SAUCE
Peri peri sauce, also known as piri piri sauce, is a fiery and flavorful condiment hailing from Portuguese and African culinary traditions. This sauce is characterized by its bold and spicy profile, derived from the fiery peri peri chili peppers or African bird’s eye chili. The chilies are typically blended with a mix of ingredients such as garlic, vinegar, oil, and various spices, creating a sauce that’s both intensely hot and packed with complex flavors.
The name “peri peri” comes from the Swahili term for “pepper pepper,” highlighting the dominant chili element in the sauce. Peri peri sauce has gained global popularity for its versatility and ability to add a fiery kick to a wide range of dishes, from grilled chicken and seafood to marinades, dressings, and even dips. Its bold flavor and heat make it a favorite for those who enjoy a spicy culinary experience. Whether used as a marinade, a basting sauce, or a drizzle over grilled meats, peri peri sauce adds an exciting and exotic dimension to a variety of cuisines.
- 1 kg boneless chicken breast steaks (approximately 6-8 )
- 2-6 whole red chilies (adjust spice level to your taste.)
- 1 big red capsicum/bell-pepper
- 1 lemon’s juice
- 2 tbsp. paprika powder
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
- 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or olive)
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 4 tbsp. brown vinegar
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. red or orange food colour
Begin with pristine, dry fillets, giving any thicker parts a gentle, loving touch to achieve an even thickness. Now, let’s concoct the magical sauce, an elixir of flavor. Drizzle it generously over the steaks, ensuring that each morsel is enveloped in its savory embrace. With great anticipation, place them in the refrigerator overnight.
As the day of culinary enchantment dawns, retrieve the fillets from their cool sanctuary, allowing them to gracefully attain room temperature. With a flick of the wrist, bid farewell to excess marinade from the chicken. Now, place them upon the sizzling embrace of a barbecue or charcoal grill, where they shall dance upon the flames for a duration of 6-10 minutes per side, until they are kissed by the flames and cooked to perfection.
While the steaks waltz upon the grill, the remaining sauce shall find solace in a small saucepan. To enhance its charms, add a half-cup of water and let it simmer gently until it thickens and reaches a harmonious conclusion. This delectable elixir may be employed to grace the cooked steaks as they emerge from the oven or to accompany them as a celestial sidekick.
Our Peri Peri Chicken Steak recipe offers a thrilling culinary adventure for those who appreciate bold and fiery flavors. With the tantalizing blend of succulent chicken and the intense heat of peri peri sauce, this dish stands as a testament to the fusion of flavors and a celebration of spice. Whether you’re a spice enthusiast or someone looking to ignite your taste buds with an unforgettable meal, our Peri Peri Chicken Steak promises a flavorful journey that leaves a lasting impression. So, fire up the grill and savor the irresistible taste of this delectable creation. Your taste buds will thank you.