Birds Eye Chillies, or Piri Piri, from the Swahili pilipili for 'pepper', are the eponymous ingredient of Peri Peri / Piri Piri Seasoning. With a Portuguese/African heritage, Peri Peri has become ever popular with so many young people today through the explosion of the Nando's chain.
But what a perfect spice for that summer barbecue! Add a little lemon juice and olive oil to the mix to make a delicious rub or marinade for those smokey afternoons. The orange undercurrent to this particular blend adds a zest to the spiciness that complements the heat of the chillies and marries perfectly with any meat, fish, tofu or vegetables on the grill.
Ingredients: Bird's Eye Chillies, Smoked Paprika, Brown Sugar, Cardamom Seeds, Cinnamon, Garlic, Onion, Orange Peel, Oregano, Black Peppercorns, Salt, Bay Leaves