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Oct 4, 2007 04:22 PM

Piri Piri Sauce?


I was wondering if anyone could help me out in my search for piri piri sauce or where I could by piri piri chilies in Toronto to make my own. I love the sauce at Churrasco Villa, and am looking for something similar to their mild hot sauce.


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  1. You can buy a bottle at any of the Nando's chicken outlets; we keep one at home. I'm not sure if they have it in mild (not that we would order that anyone.)

    1. In the strictest sense of the term, it's not piri piri, BUT... the Churrasco of St Lawrence bottles their own sauce. It's quite piquant and pleasantly acidic, not as viscous or sharp as piri piri. I'm never without a jar. The spice/condiment place in the basement of SLM has piri piri sauces from South Africa, but I haven't seen any from Portugal there. The shops around Dundas and Ossington would probably be your best bet.

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      1. re: hungry_pangolin

        thanks for the suggestions! I'll check them out.

        1. re: sprinkledpink

          I've seen several varities at NoFrills and Highland Farms, too.

      2. My favourtie piri-piri sauce is from Piri Piri Churasqueira Grillhouse at Dupont and Landsdowne. It's full of goodness - not just peppers and vinegar. I've gotten an extra cup of sauce a few times. It's good on so many things. Isn't cheap, though...

        Piri Piri Grill
        1444 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6P4H3, CA

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        1. re: Delish

          Agree on the evaluation - Piri-Piri indeed has one of the best sauces. But is it available for sale? I don't recall that it was - although it's rumoured that 'President's Choice' was (at one time) going to be producing their sauce commercially. But it never appeared.

          1. re: estufarian

            When I've bought chicken from them I've also paid for a styrofoam cup filled to the brim with sauce. I suppose they may want you to buy more than just sauce, but you could always ask!

        2. Not sure if you are still looking for Piri Piri sauce? But I was in Dominion's (Keele St.Claire's) and saw it on hot sauces' shelf. Not sure if it's the kind you are looking for though. It just says Piri Piri on the bottle. :)