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.
Piri Piri Seasoning Q&A
What is piri piri?
Piri Piri directly translates to "pepper pepper" in Swahili, but is commonly known just as a "chile pepper." Piri Piri is a hot pepper, usually the African's bird chiles (though our blend of piri piri seasoning contains Pequin chiles).
What's in Piri Piri seasoning?
Piri Piri seasoning contains Pequin chiles, Spanish paprika, salt, lemon peel, garlic and Greek oregano.
How do you make Piri Piri sauce?
To make homemade Piri Piri sauce, take 3 Tbsp. of piri piri dry rub & mix with 1 cup of olive oil. Store in your refrigerator for 7-10 days.
How hot are Piri Piri peppers?
Piri Piri peppers are extremely hot, and rank anywhere between 50,000-175,000 in Scoville heat units.