Portuguese Piri-Piri seasoning also known as Peri Peri seasoning is amazing!
We know you love seasoning recipes and you will love this Piri Piri spice mix. Just like all the other spice blend, this recipe is so easy to put together and it is so cheap. So are you ready to learn how to make Peri Peri seasoning? Let’s get started!
If you ever go to Portugal you have to try there Piri Piri chicken it is legendary. This is due to the seasoning.
It is a great combination of flavor and spiciness and works really well with chicken. If you visited the Tortilla Channel before you know I love making my own seasoning.
It is not only really easy to make but you can adjust it to your taste and it is also really cheap especially if you buy spices in bulk.
Spices can be preserved for a long time so perfect to make your own spice mix.
So is it Peri Peri or Piri Piri?
The answer is both Peri Peri and Piri-Piri and even pili-pili are used in Portuguese and a number of African languages for the African bird’s-eye chili pepper.
In Swahili Piri-Piri means pepper-pepper.
Piri Piri is used predominately in Portugal whereas Peri Peri and pili pili are various ways this seasoning is pronounced in parts of Africa.
Piri-Piri seasoning ingredients
If you are wondering what Peri Peri seasoning is made of then take a look at this list of ingredients. Most likely you have the majority in your kitchen cabinet.
The African Birdseye Chili pepper might be a challenge to find. Look at your local international grocery store like Asian or Mexican food market.
Else you can easily substitute this chili pepper for other options. Get the following:
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Dried oregano
- Ginger powder
- Ground cardamom
- Ground Piri-Piri pepper malagueta pepper or cayenne pepper
How to make Piri Piri seasoning
To make this recipe take a small bowl and measure all the spices as described in the ingredients list. Put the spices in the bowl.
Take a spoon and stir the ingredients for at least 1 minute to make certain that the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Instead of putting all the spices you can put them in a blender and pulse a couple of times to combine the spice mix.
This works really well if you are making bulk. When done spoon the seasoning in a glass jar and store in a dark cabinet.
How hot is Piri Piri?
If you are using the African Birdseye chili pepper you have to be aware that it is really hot. If you are not used to spicy seasoning start with half of what the ingredient list shows.
You can always add more the Piri Piri pepper once you taste the result.
How long can you store homemade seasoning?
You can easily store your homemade seasoning for half a year or longer. Just do not store it in the sun or on a warm spot.
Keep it in a dark and dry place like your kitchen cabinet or kitchen pantry.
See how to make Piri Piri spice mix
Still not sure if you can make this easy Piri Piri seasoning recipe yourself? Take a look at the recipe video.
You can see all the step by step instructions so you can follow along and see how simple this recipe really is. Try it!
Other spice blends
The most popular recipes on the Tortilla Channel are all the seasoning recipes. We have a ton so if you like this spice blend go try some others as well.
Other seasoning mixes:
- Burrito seasoning
- Enchilada seasoning
- Mexican seasoning
- Taco seasoning
- Fajitas seasoning
- Chili powder
- Cajun powder
- Quesadilla seasoning
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Looking for an easy way to make Piri Piri seasoning also known as Peri Peri spice mix try to spice blend recipe. It is easy, tasty and cheap!
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground Piri-Piri pepper malagueta pepper (Note 1)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Measure all the ingredients as described in the ingredients and put them in a bowl
- Take a spoon and stir the ingredients for at least 1 minute to make certain that the ingredients are thoroughly combined
- Spoon the seasoning in a glass jar and store in a dark cabinet
Note 1 - Piri Piri pepper is also known African Birdseye Chili pepper if this is not available to you you can substitue for sub ground pequin pepper of cayenne pepper
Calories: 25; Fat: 0.6g; Carbs: 5.2g; Protein: 1g;