28th Jun 2012

BBQ Piri Piri Pork Belly…

Images produced for the Bay Magazine in collaboration with the Marmalade Cookery School…

Food Styling & Photography by Jon Lewin

There are so many so called Peri Peri sauces around that The Marmalade Cookery School decided to release the true  PIRI-PIRI sauce recipe but instead of the famous Piri Piri Chicken they made delicious Piri Piri Belly of Pork.

Piri piri is the spelling of the name as used in the Portuguese language. There’s a lot of debate about how the piri-piri pepper came to Portugal. The peppers were originally brought back on Columbus’s voyage to the Americas. Most people believe that the Portuguese took the chilies to their colonies of Mozambique and Angola, where they were christened a Swahili word that means ‘pepper-pepper,’ and naturally cross-pollinated. Eventually, one of the varieties made its way to Portugal, where, for some reason, it retained its African name.