In a nutshell: Who needs Nando's when you've got our fiery Peri-Peri Spice Blend to make your own 'Piri-Piri' grilled chicken at home!
This spice blend will give you the authentic taste of Portugese-style Peri-Peri or Piri-Piri chicken in a flash. Of course, you can also use it with any other kinds of meat and seafood as you wish - we've been grilling our sardines brushed with an oil and Peri-Peri spice blend mix recently with great success! Using the blazing hot African chillies traditionally used to give Peri-Peri it's distinctive taste, we also add Kaddi chillies, black peppercorns, smoked paprika, ground cumin and bay leaves to add to the authentic flavour.
To make a Peri-Peri sauce for marinading chicken (and any other grilled meats), simply combine 1 tbsp Peri-Peri Spice Blend with 3 tbsp red wine vinegar, zest and juice of 2 limes, lots of garlic and olive oil then marinade the chicken for 2-3 hours before grilling.
Details 30g; Ingredients: Peri-Peri chilli, Kaddi chilli, black peppercorns, smoked paprika, cumin, bay leaf.
Heat rating - Red for very hot
About Épices de Cru
Épices de Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.