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Peri Peri Gamba- Ukuva Spices

Exotic recipes from other countries can be daunting due to the overwhelming amount of spices one must acquire, measure out and in many cases, process and grind.  

Ukuva spices, bring African flavor favorites to your kitchen with the hassle.  Let us do the cooking!

Ukuva iAfrica works with Turqle Trading to produce Fair Trade spices and sauces of exceptional quality. Turqle is a member of WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization - and they ensure that producers maintain fair labor and wage practices. 2.5% of the export price of Ukuva products goes to the Fair Trade Trust for the education of the workers. The wire and beadwork is made by hand at Cape Mental Health Society.

Here is a popular recipe, unique to Mozambique, using Ukuva seasoning and Sauces as a short cut to a traditional and delicious favorite, Peri Peri Gamba.

Peri Peri sauce:
Traditionally it is made by pounding red chilis, garlic, salt, olive oil and lemon juice together. African peri peri chillies, also known as African bird's-eye chillies, are actually native to Mozambique. This version of the classic peri-peri hot sauce is both authentic and remarkably flavorful.  Using the Ukuva short cut will shave hours off your cooking time, while still bringing the taste of Africa to your kitchen...  

  • 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons of Ukuva Peri-Peri (Garlic, Chili, Lemon) Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Ukuva Garlic Pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons of Ukuva Peri Peri Sauce
  • 8 large shrimp
  1. Mix ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Add shrimp after cutting them in two parts with a good knife.
  3. Marinate at least 30 minutes.
  4. Cook in a large frying pan for 5 minutes and serve over rice.

(Serves 2)



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