Tuna Chunks in Olive Oil with Hot Chilli Pepper

The hot chilli peppers, the “piri-piri”, and the traditional use of spices in the Azorean Central Group, specifically in the São Jorge Island and in Terceira, is directly linked to the Discoveries period and with the Spice Trading Route.

The ships, in the Discoveries period and during the Indian Trading Route, on their way back to Portugal came to Terceira and São Jorge islands to get fresh water and as a thanking note for their hospitality, they gave hot chilli peppers, cinnamon, pepper and a great array of Spices in return, and that ended up creating a gastronomically tradition in São Jorge.