Légal Hot Sauce
Légal (pronounced Lay-Gal) “Molho de Pimenta” Hot Sauce is made from a special recipe that incorporates the Brazilian malagueta pepper, which has been passed down for generations, and is now available for the first time in the United States. With its uniquely Brazilian flavor, Légal is well-poised to shake up the U.S. hot sauce market, which has already been on fire over the last few years.
The malagueta pepper, discovered by the Portuguese while exploring modern-day Brazil, is the key ingredient in Légal Hot Sauce. The pepper has been used for thousands of years by the natives for medicinal purposes and has also been considered a sign of good luck. Legend has it that when explorers came across the malagueta plant, gold was discovered nearby shortly thereafter.
For years, the plant was used to season food in local recipes, but it wasn’t until a local village woman started to create a sauce using the malagueta chile that the precursor to Légal was born. The name “Légal” means “cool” in Portuguese and conveys the carefree lifestyle of the Brazilian people, coupled with their spice and zest for fun.