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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Amazing flavor

Mary Kovoor
Wonderful spicy blend

This blend is excellent on chicken and fish! Especially great on grilled salmon or other fish on the grill... it's quite piquant so you need a light touch but it's delicious. Love that it has a touch of salt so I don't even need to add any.

Hi Mary Kovoor,

Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with NY Spice Shop. we thrilled that you loved your experience at NY Spice Shop & loved our 'Portuguese Peri Peri Blend'. At NY Spice Shop, we continuously strive to serve you better. Looking forward to serving you in the future!

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NY Spice Shop