Homemade Pimenta Moida Recipe ( Portuguese Pimento Paste)

Homemade Pimenta Moida Recipe ( Portuguese Pimento Paste)
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Start marinating with our spicy homemade pimenta moida recipe ( Portuguese pimento paste) today and add a little Portugal to your cuisine. Pimenta moida is a popular red pepper sauce that is thick and full of flavor. Although this rich pasty pepper sauce is a staple in Portuguese cooking, it is most popular in the Azores.

How to make Portuguese Pimento Paste ( Pimenta Moida)?

Pimenta moida as known as pimento paste is easy to prepare but will take couple of days before it is ready. In this recipe we will be using hot red banana peppers but you can substitute for red shepherd peppers if you prefer your pimento paste sweet. This recipe will yield 2 large jars about 500 ml ( 16.9oz) each.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs red hot banana peppers or medium size chili peppers.
  • 4 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon of vinegar (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Rinse each pepper and cut into halves.
  2. Remove stem and seeds, pat dry the peppers and set aside.
  3. Add the peppers and salt into a food processor and blend until paste like consistency.
  4. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use any type of grinder. Grind the pepper then add the salt and mix until well combine.
  5. Transfer the pimento paste ( pimenta moida) into a bowl, you will notice it start to boil.
  6. Cover the bowl and let the peppers ferment at room temperature for 3-4 days.
  7. The pimenta moida will be ready once the fermentation stops and it no longer looks like the peppers are boiling.
  8. Add in the vinegar and stir until well combined.
  9. Transfer the pepper paste into cleaned glass jars with air tight lids.
  10. You can bypass the fermentation process by boiling the crushed peppers in a medium size pot for about 5 minutes. Then add the salt and vinegar and mix together. Transfer to air tight glass jars.
  11. keep stored in at room temperature until ready to use. Once jar is opened the pimento paste needs to be refrigerated.
Pimenta moida recipe

Homemade Pimenta Moida Recipe ( Portuguese Pimento Paste)

Start marinating with our spicy homemade pimenta moida recipe ( Portuguese pimento paste) today and add a little Portugal to your cuisine. Pimenta moida is a popular red pepper sauce that is thick and full of flavor. Although this rich pasty pepper sauce is a staple in Portuguese cooking, it is most popular in the Azores.

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Sauces and Condiments, Side Dish
Cuisine Portuguese
Servings 65 tablespoons
Calories 5 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs red hot banana peppers or medium size chili peppers.
  • 4 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon of vinegar preservative optional

Instructions
 

  • Rinse each pepper and cut into halves.
  • Remove stem and seeds, pat dry the peppers and set aside.
  • Add the peppers and salt into a food processor and blend until paste like consistency.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can use any type of grinder. Grind the pepper then add the salt and mix until well combine.
  • Transfer the pimento paste ( pimenta moida) into a bowl, you will notice it start to boil.
  • Cover the bowl and let the peppers ferment at room temperature for 3-4 days.
  • The pimenta moida will be ready once the fermentation stops and it no longer looks like the peppers are boiling.
  • Add in the vinegar and stir until well combined.
  • Transfer the pepper paste into cleaned glass jars with air tight lids.
  • You can bypass the fermentation process by boiling the crushed peppers in a medium size pot for about 5 minutes. Then add the salt and vinegar and mix together. Transfer to air tight glass jars.
  • Keep stored at room temperature until ready to use. Once jar is opened the pimento paste needs to be refrigerated.

Notes

Calories are based on one serving of 15 ml (1 tablespoon)
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