Updated: Aug 9, 2020
Thin pork slices, marinated in a wine, bay leaf and Piri-Piri sauce, browned and tucked in a soft bread roll with a bit of yellow mustard and caramelized onions. Yum!
For those of you who are wondering: Piri-Piri, Peri-Peri and Peli-Peli can be used interchangeably. Piri-Piri is the correct Portuguese spelling, while the other 2 spellings are correct for several African countries.
Although optional, mustard will add a new depth of flavor to the Bifana.
I coupled the sandwich with the Salata a Portuguesa (recipe at the end of this post), yet I found myself yearning for a fresh tomato-cucumber-green pepper salad instead - at least for the summer months. If you think you'd like to try this instead as well: use the same recipe and skip the roasting part.
The recipe for Bifana combines recipes from goodfood.com.au and wetravelportugal.
The inspiration for the salad came from justapinch.
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