Brazilian Malagueta Pepper Hot Sauce
Once I found out that one of my favorite hot sauces was finally available in this country, I jumped at the opportunity to carry it in the shop. The name “Légal” (pronounced Lay-Gal) means “cool” in Portuguese and conveys the enviable carefree lifestyle of the Brazilian people. Made with the spicy malagueta pepper, this hot sauce has a uniquely Brazilian kick. Not only has it been used for thousands of years for cooking and medicinal purposes, it’s also considered a sign of good luck. Legend has it that when Portuguese explorers came across the malagueta plant, gold was discovered nearby. Lucky or not, it has fantastic flavor—add a splash to anything that could use a little heat, from pizza to tacos.