Piri Piri FAQ

What is Piri Piri Spice Blend?

Our piri piri spice is fiery blend of garlic, salt, chilli, onion, basil and cayenne pepper, a little goes a long way and can be used to add spicy heat to meat, poultry and fish dishes.

Where is our Piri Piri blended?

This popular blend is blended in the UK.

What is a Piri Piri Chilli?

The Piri Piri chilli also known as the African Bird’s Eye Chili (Capsicum frutescens) is an extremely hot member of the Capsicum family which registers at up to 100,000 Scoville heat units (SHU), by comparison a pimento pepper registers at between 100-500 SHU’s.

What are alternative names for Piri Piri?

Piri Piri is also known as peri peri or peli peli. The variations in spelling derive from the various pronunciations of the word in parts of Africa, although piri piri is the correct spelling in Portuguese.

What does our Piri Piri Spice Blend look like?

Our Piri Piri Spice Blend is a dark red flaky mixture with green and yellow visible flecks.

How would you describe the flavour and odour of our Piri Piri Spice Blend?

Our Piri Piri Spice Blend has fiery, pungent and characteristic flavours.

What is the suggested use of Piri Piri?

Add piri piri spice to olive oil and drizzle on the top of chicken prior to cooking, this hot, fiery blend of spices can also be used in a variety of ways, but a little goes a long way, so use sparingly, used as a dry rub or wet marinade it adds flavour to poultry, fish, meat and vegetables. Sprinkle it lightly over freshly popped corn to make a tasty spicy savoury snack, or sprinkle over potato wedges or homemade crisps. Add to minced chicken, turkey or pork with a little chopped onion to make your own spicy piri piri burgers. Mix into salad dressings or low fat yogurt to make marinades, dips or toppings for baked potatoes and salads, or sprinkle on to fish and roasts before grilling or baking.


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As an animal lover and baking enthusiast, Georgia can often be found experimenting with plant-based recipes in her kitchen.

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