I have been in a long process of recipe testing for various recipe books and one of the recipes I had on my list to test had peri peri sauce in the ingredients list. We have one teeny, tiny small bottle in our fridge, and it is so hot, all you need is a few drops. The recipe called for half a cup of sauce and I knew I would have to make one from scratch. Before I could make a peri peri sauce I created a chilli sauce recipe. This meant a lot of work in a round about fashion. But I enjoyed the process. You of course could shortcut here and use a store bought chilli sauce.
All I did was then temper the heat with some tomato purée. The nice thing with doing it this way is that you can create a sauce as sweet and as mild as you would like it to be. And if you really want to tone it down a lot, you can use tomato ketchup instead of purée.
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