It’s the most famous sauce you’ve never heard of.
So the saying goes for Nando’s PERi-PERi, the South African sauce that made its debut in Atlanta this month. But you’re in luck, we’ll let you in on the tasty secret.
We got to try the hot sauce at Braai on the BeltLine, a South African barbecue-themed pop-up party on the Atlanta BeltLine. Nando’s teamed up with Justin Anthony, the South African restaurateur behind Cape Dutch, 10 Degrees South, Yebo Beach Haus and Biltong Bar to serve the PERi-PERi sauce along with Nando’s famous PERi-PERi chicken, which was marinated for 24 hours and flame grilled.
One taste of Nando’s PERi-PERi and you’ll realize it’s more than a hot sauce. It is hot – the medium, my favorite, has much more heat than most medium hot sauces.
The flavor is what makes Nando’s PERi-PERi unique. It gets this flavor from African Bird’s Eye Chili, grown in southern Africa. The chili is handpicked, then dried and crushed. Swahili for “pepper pepper,” the PERi-PERi is enhanced with sun-ripened lemons and a dash of garlic. It does not contain artificial preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavors or added MSG. It is also gluten-free, kosher and suitable for vegetarians.
See why people from England to Australia are going gaga for PERi-PERi by picking up one or several of the Nando’s sauces. They’re now available in Georgia at Kroger, Publix and Walmart.
For more information, visit www.nandosperiperi.com/sauces.