Piri Piri (Portugese-Southern African Pepper Sauce)
In a small skillet, heat cumin and coriander over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and aromatic, 2 to 3 minutes. (Watch closely, as spices burn fast.) Remove from heat and let cool.Advertisement
In a food processor, combine cumin and coriander with bell peppers, lemon juice, vinegar, Aleppo pepper, sugar, kosher salt, smoked paprika and garlic. Pulse until mixture is a coarse puree. Taste for seasoning, adding extra salt, lemon juice or vinegar if desired.
*What's Aleppo pepper?
This Middle Eastern chile is about half as hot as typical crushed red pepper flakes, with a more complex and interesting flavor. Find it at specialty stores or online.