Molho apimentado
(Hot sauce)

This is the molho campanha to which are added some liquid from the feijoada and some malagueta peppers (small, hot Brazilian peppers, shown here bottled and loose, center of second photo). To see more Brazilian peppers, visit our At the Feira 2 page.

Basic recipe for molho campanha:

1 large onion, minced

2 medium-size firm, ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 small green bell pepper, cored, seeded and minced

cup vinegar

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

salt to taste

Mix all ingredients. Add water if the vinegar taste is too strong. Just before serving add cup of feijoada liquid and 1 or 2 finely chopped malagueta peppers. I usually do not add the peppers but use a few drops of the liquid instead. That is hot enough for me!

Maria's Cookbook