Piri-Piri Spice Mix Piri-Piri Spice Mix

Food styling by Melanie Stuparyk | Prop styling by Sabrina Linn Image by: Jeff Coulson

The hot and sweet peppers typically used in Portuguese cuisine are the inspiration for this mild spice mix. If you like, make a paste of equal parts spice mix and olive oil and use it as a rub for chicken, pork or shrimp.

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 10 minutes


  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons each ground cumin and ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons each garlic powder and onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper


Stir together sweet paprika, smoked paprika, cumin, coriander, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, salt and pepper. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

Makes 3/4 cup.

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Piri-Piri Spice Mix