Piri-Piri (a Swahili word that means “pepper-pepper”) chiles are very hard to come by here in the states, so after some extensive research we found that the closest chile to match the flavor and heat is the Pequin. If you like a hot seasoning with great flavor, this one’s for you. This spicy seasoning is bittersweet, citrusy, and garlicky with herbal notes.
This spice mixture is perfect for calde verde (a Portuguese soup) or molho de piri-piri (a Portuguese hot-pepper sauce). To make molho de piri-piri, mix 3 Tbsp. spice with 1 cup olive oil and shake vigorously. Store in refrigerator for 7-10 days to allow the flavors to blend. Also, try on pork, chicken, fish or beef.
Pequin chiles, Spanish paprika, salt, lemon peel, garlic, Greek oregano
Flavor of Piri-Piri Seasoning
This spicy seasoning is bittersweet, citrusy, and garlicky with herbal notes.
Uses of Piri-Piri Seasoning
Season pork, chicken, fish, and beef. For molho de piri-piri (hot sauce), add 3 T and 1 cup olive oil to jar with lid. Shake and store in refrigerator for 7-10 days to infuse.