African Bird's Eye Chili, also known as "piri piri" or "pili-pili" are tapered chilies. The bitter pods start out green when unripe, but when ready to be harvested they turn a bright violet-red. Given its spiciness, it is recommended for those with more robust palates.
Along with oil, pili-pili is the main ingredient in seasonings and marinades: it is used on vegetables, meat and fish. Pili-pili sauce is a traditional Malagasy recipe and is prepared by mixing chili pepper, lemon (or vinegar), oil and garlic. The thick, colorful sauce works wonders on roast chicken or octopus.
What makes Sambava spices special?
The spices are grown by local suppliers who are meticulously monitored so that they meet strict quality standards. The packaging is made exclusively from natural materials, because a commitment to the environment is taken very seriously, and is designed to preserve the spices' aromas and flavors intact. Sambava Épices offers only the highest quality products that encapsulate the fragrances and essences of the pristine island of Madagascar.
Sambava Épices S.a.r.l. is a Madagascar-based company, based in the island capital of Antananarivo: it uses small, carefully chosen Malagasy producers with the aim of offering excellent spices, preserving the territory, the originality of the raw materials and the well-being of the employees. The selection and taste of the products are of exceptional quality, selecting only the best spices available on the island.