Piri Piri Fire Sauce

Jalapeños are the most popular chile peppers in the US. This is probably due to the availability and versatility of the chile. Jalapeños have a balanced combination of flavor and heat.

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1-1/2 cups of olive oil
4 fresh jalapeños, stemmed, coarsely chopped
2 poblano peppers, stemmed, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. crushed red pepper
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Place a saucepan on the stove and set on high heat. Put all the ingredients into a saucepan, except the garlic, and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring continuously. Add the garlic and remove from the heat until it reaches room temperature.

After the mixture cools put it into a food processor and blend well. Pour the liquid into a clean bottle (wine, cruet, whatever you wish to use) and cover or cap it. Allow it to set for a week or so before using. This sauce will keep at room temperature for a couple of months.

This is a perfect accompaniment to drizzle over roasted meats, poultry, fish and pasta dishes.