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Portuguese Piri Piri Blend

Our Portuguese Piri Piri Blend is a dry seasoning that recreates the combination of zesty chile heat and bright citrus flavors that are characteristic of piri-piri sauce.

  • Recreates the zesty heat of authentic piri-piri sauce with ground piri-piri chiles and lemon peel

  • Pronounced citrus notes are augmented with smoky paprika

  • Ready to use as-is, or can be turned into a sauce or paste by stirring in olive oil and lemon juice

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    Price: $56.16
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    Suggested uses

  • Ideal seasoning for calde verde, the tradtional Portuguese soup

  • Add to olive oil and lemon juice to make a thin hot sauce

  • Delicious dry rub for seafood, poultry or meat

  • Sprinkle over sautéed or roasted vegetables for a bright, spicy seasoning

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add to taste

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.


    Spices, Garlic, Salt, Lemon peel, Paprika, Wiri Wiri chiles, Contains 2% or less of Citric acid.

    Piri-piri (sometimes spelled “peri-peri,” or even “pili-pili”) is a name used to describe a style of small, intensely hot chiles as well as the spicy sauce made from these chiles. Piri-piri sauce is closely associated with a dish of roasted or grilled chicken seasoned with piri-piri sauce; in fact, “piri-piri chicken” is often more well-known than either the piri-piri chiles or piri-piri sauce on its own.

    While the word “piri” comes from an African word for chile, piri-piri chicken is a specialty of Portuguese cuisine. This is most likely the result of Portuguese colonists in east Africa that adopted the local method of preparing piri-piri chicken as their own. This is a matter of some interpretation though, as the far-traveling Portuguese traders of the 1500s are credited with helping spread the cultivation of chiles throughout the world, so there is some debate about whether piri-piri chicken is African or Portuguese in origin.

    Regardless of which culture created it, piri-piri sauce is commonly made from a combination of crushed fresh piri-piri chiles blended with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, vinegar, onion, salt and pepper. Regional variations of this basic preparation layer additional flavors by including ingredients such as fresh herbs (often oregano or basil), paprika, tomato sauce or ginger.

    Our Portuguese Piri Piri Blend is a dry seasoning that recreates the combination of zesty chile heat and bright citrus flavors characteristic of piri-piri sauce. The seasoning’s flavor is delicately balanced with smoked sweet paprika and aromatics including garlic and ginger. It is ready to use as-is, or can be stirred together with olive oil and/or lemon juice to create a thin paste that can be used as a marinade or basting sauce.

    Classic recipe

    Grilled Piri Piri Chicken Wings

    Portuguese Piri Piri Blend is an addictively spicy and zesty flavor powerhouse that will change how chicken is prepared. Our piri piri blend is citrusy and hot with a smoky, garlic balance. This spice blend is made for chicken on the grill and hot wings are a quick, easy choice for showing off cooking skills.