Portuguese Peri Peri Blend

  • Recreates the zesty heat of authentic Peri Peri sauce with ground Peri-Peri 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

Peri-Peri (sometimes spelled “Piri-Piri,” 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. Peri-Peri sauce is closely associated with a dish of roasted or grilled chicken seasoned with Peri-Peri sauce; in fact, “Peri-Peri chicken” is often more well-known than either the Peri-Peri chiles or Piri-Piri sauce on its own.

While the word “Peri” comes from an African word for chile, Peri-Peri 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 Peri-Peri 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 Peri-Peri chicken is African or Portuguese in origin.

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


  • Use for calde Verde, a traditional Portuguese soup
  • Add olive oil and lemon juice for a hot sauce
  • Delicious dry rub for seafood, poultry, or meat
  • Sprinkle over sautéed or roasted vegetables

Storage & handling:

Store in a dry, cool place.


Spices (including ginger, oregano), Garlic, Salt, Lemon peel, Paprika, and Wiri Wiri chiles, 


Grilled Peri-Peri Chicken Wings

Portuguese Peri-Peri  Blend is an addictively spicy and zesty flavor powerhouse that will change how chicken is prepared. Our Peri-Peri 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.

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