Piri Piri (Mock) Chicken - Thank You Africanmeat

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by scarbelly, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I saw the great post from Africanmeat and even though I do not have the same peppers had to give it a try. Here is our version with Serranos . Think I will use Habaneros next time

    Here we are rubbed with a mixture of salt , paprika,corriander, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and serranos


    Three hours at 250 and the IT in the breast was at 170


    Served with a home made taziki and some of Mrs Scar's home make pita bread and some basil parmesan orzo.


    Thanks for the recipe it turned out great!!
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice !!!

    Beautiful color there, Scar !!!!

  3. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    that's my kinda eatin', great lookin plate the gary.........love the color on that bird too!
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!!

  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fine looking meal there!  I am giving thought to habaneros, too.  Just figuring it out and working up my courage.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  6. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Excellent looking bird and meal! I bet it was mighty tasty.

    I was under the impression that Piri Piri is cooking using the African bird's eye chili? 


    I was able to find a rub from "Pepper Pilot" a website, and forum member on another forum, that packages his Peri Peri with the African bird's eye chili. It is about half as hot as a habanero - around 175,000 scoville. 


    It has a beautiful flavor - spicy/hot enough to catch your attention and leave you craving for more - but not quite hot enough to "stop you in your tracks, hot". It's lovely, and highly recommended, if you can get a hold of some. 
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2011
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome Scar!   [​IMG]
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was thinking about smoking the habaneros down to make a super hot paprika for the sauce.  Just not sure how much that would bring down the heat. I can't get piri piris here, and the oriental peppers I tried didn't have enough heat at least for the sauce recipe I was using.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  9. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking spread scar,

    Awesome color on the bird  [​IMG]
  10. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome spread and great color on the bird!
  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks totally awesome Scar...[​IMG]
  12. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That a beautiful looking bird. [​IMG]
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I heard that this pepper is available at some Cost Plus stores. Going to have to check. Thanks for the link - that is why I called it Mock by the way 
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for all the great responses and to Africanmeat for the great post that inspired this cook 
  15. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great lookin' plate Gary!

    Orzo?  I looked high and low to find risotto rice that a member's wife made and now you introduce me to orzo, I'm gonna have to go huntin' that now to give it a try.

  16. fliptetlow

    fliptetlow Smoke Blower

    Looks great, will have to give it a try. [​IMG]
  17. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice looking bird and sides!!! the peri peri peppers are available locally here. bet if one did a little hunting around or ck the internet you find them. they reall have a good taste with a heat that lasts. lovr them peri peri peppers!!!

    heck, even on ebay... wish i woulda seen this before i bought the 2 spice jars of them i have...

  18. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking bird Gary!
  19. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    No biggie - I hope you can find it. I like it, and would buy more (of the premixed stuff, I was sent samples of). 

    To me, it's very versatile - it has a good amount of heat and a nice flavor. Not all the time do I want Habanero "spicy" either. This Peri Peri mix, satisfies my "heat" craving without torching my mouth. [​IMG]
  20. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks great and juicy and the spread looks yummy.  it is not the recipe it is the cook

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