Sprig’s Passion Fruit and Malagueta Pepper sauce is a delightful dance of Amazonian flavours. The sharp bite of the Malagueta peppers is tempered by the citrus, sweet-tart passion fruit that leaves a nuanced tropical fruit finish.
Malagueta pepper is a type of chili widely used in Brazil, Portugal, and Mozambique and also used throughout the Caribbean. It is a small, tapered, green pepper that turns red as it matures at about 5 cm in length. It has a heat range of 60,000 to 100,000 Scoville units. Sauces made with malagueta pepper is commonly available as a condiment in restaurants throughout South America. Combined with passionfruit, which is native to southern Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, we get a distinctive hot and sweet sauce. This sauce can be used in combination with other elements like butter or stock to make a pouring sauce for baked fish, chicken and other meat. It can even be used as a salad dressing, dipping sauce for fritters or as a light drizzle over exotic cut fruits.