Monday, March 9, 2015

Piri Piri Seasoning

I have told you how much I enjoy Piri Piri Sauce. But did you know that there is also a dry Piri Piri Seasoning? Now that I have visited Boneheads I have got a taste for Piri Piri Seasoning too. They use it to season fish, chicken, shrimp, vegetables and even fries. It is really really good! Several people I know including myself are thrilled that Boneheads has come to Shreveport. They serve such tasty healthy meals. Love it! Well you know me, I love spice blends and re-creating restaurant meals at home. I just had to try making my own Piri Piri Seasoning. I did some research and it appears that there are many different recipes out there. I chose to start with the common ingredients in all blends; paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, sea salt, lemon, pepper and oregano. I left out spices like cumin, ginger and cardamon. I felt like they were more common in Mexican and Indian food. I have no idea if this is authentic. But it sure is good. I have used it on shrimp, chicken, zucchini and in Microwave Spiced Rice. So far it is awesome on everything. The lemon pepper adds some brightness to the smoked paprika and the cayenne some heat. I see using this seasoning often. I can't wait to try it on some fish real soon.

Piri Piri Seasoning
Makes about 1/4 cup


2 Tbsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp cayenne powder
1 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp lemon pepper
1/2 tsp oregano


Add everything to a small bowl, pour through a funnel into a jar, seal tightly and shake well.

Note: If you are looking for a salt free option, try omitting the salt and using Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper Seasoning instead of lemon pepper. It is delicious!

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  1. I think it's fun to make your own spice blends. I have everything to make this too!

  2. I LOVE Piri Piri! I've only ever made the sauce version, I didn't know there was a dry spice version, pinning to try this. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning :)

  3. Peri Peri is a pepper, when one doesn't' have the real dried Peri Peri,they use cayenne. The two peppers are nothing alike in taste and heat. This is an Americanized version of it...definitely not as good. Find the real Peri Peri powdered spice and cut the cayenne. Restaurants use cayenne as a substitute because it is cheaper than importing the real thing.

    1. Thanks for the information. I will have to see if I can get my hands on some of those peppers.


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