As it says this blend is full of piri piri chilies with oregano and garlic as the keynotes. It can be used as a dry rub, or mix with oil and baste over chicken.
Hot chiles, lemon, and garlic make up this tasty Portuguese classic bbq. It can be used as a dry or wet rub. To make it milder, mix it with ketchup, honey, and oil and baste over drumsticks. The kids love it that way!
What is Piri Piri?
Piri Piri is associated with hot peppers, notably African Bird’s Eye chilies. Having roots in both Africa and Portugal, for centuries Piri Piri has been a part of both of their cuisine. Piri Piri actually means a very hot sauce made with red chilis.
How hot is this chili?
Known in Swahili as pepper-pepper, the spice that is so hot it had to be named twice. Most Portuguese cuisines do not like it as hot so it is rated as 50,000 to up to 175,000 Scoville units. In general, it depends on where you go to how spicy the piri piri will be. It is generally more flavorful than spicy and has notes of citrus in it.
So in answer to the question “What is Piri Piri”, it is basically a delightfully hot, flavorful dish.
While puri puri is very popular at British Restaurants such as Nando’s, there are few restaurants that serve it. So if you crave Piri Piri, or have never tried it but want to, the best way is to grill it at home by purchasing our Piri Piri blend for home use. It is delicious as a marinade for your chicken, and also as a dipping sauce for chicken or roasted vegetables. If you have not tried this style of food before, you will not be disappointed.
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