Proper Name: Piri Piri
Other Names: Peri Peri, Pili Pili*, African Bird’s Eye*, Bird Pepper*
Type: Capsicum Frutescens
Seed Availablity: Unavailable
Scoville Heat Units: 50K – 175K SHU
Sauce Strength Rating**: 3.5/11
Ripe Flavour: Savoury red chilli, with a slight fruitiness and some woodier qualities that become apparent when dried.
Green Flavour: A sharp, light, green chilli with jackfruit elements.
Products: Brighton Hot Stuff‘s Bird’s Eye, Chilli Bobs‘ Pink Peppercorn & Chilli Pickled Onions?, Somerset Chilli Garden’s Almond Caramel Chilli Chocolate Cups?, The Heat Lab’s Sweet Chilli? & Roast Garlic?
Recipes: Vegetarian Onion Bhaji “Scotch Eggs”
Related Peppers: ???
You may also enjoy: Cayenne Red
* This name refers to more than one pepper. Click it for more info.
**This value represents the heat rating that I would expect to give to a sauce using this pepper as its main ingredient. Other ingredients or particularly high purity may result in a slightly stronger sauce, while lower concentrations will yeild a weaker one and other products may vary.