Peri Peri seasoning is a flavorful spice blend originating from Portugal and popularized by African cuisine, particularly in countries like Mozambique and South Africa. It commonly adds a spicy and tangy kick to various dishes. Here’s a basic recipe for making Peri Peri seasoning:
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your preferred level of spiciness)
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon lemon zest
* In a bowl, combine all the ingredients thoroughly.
* Store the Peri Peri seasoning in an airtight container or a spice jar.
* You can adjust the quantities of the ingredients according to your taste preferences. If you prefer a milder seasoning, you can reduce the cayenne pepper or omit it entirely. Likewise, if you enjoy a spicier flavor, you can increase the amount of cayenne pepper.
* Peri Peri seasoning can be used as a dry rub for chicken, beef, or fish before grilling, roasting, or pan-frying. It also adds a tasty kick to roasted vegetables, soups, stews, and marinades. Experiment with different dishes to find your favorite way to enjoy the Peri Peri seasoning.