well I didn't get around to buying the beef I wanted to try this on but did try the spice mix on chicken, it was great! I would say medium heat, if you like it hot hot add more cayenne. We skewered the skinless boneless chicken and brushed olive oil over and liberally sprinkled the piri-piri spice mix over both sides and DH bbq'd them.We loved them; served with bbq'd tomatoes, stuffed with asparagus, onion and wild rice mix. Very enjoyable meal, I will use the spice mix on a lot of different things.
This is awesome you realy have to try it.
VERY NICE blend of spices. Just the right amount of heat. I used cubed sirloin alternated with lemon slices, apple and banana peppers. I also drizzled a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice over the kabobs before I sprinkled an ample amount of spice mix. I let it set to marinate for about an hour before grilling. Cooked it to medium rare. A definate keeper. I'm even going to make a bigger batch of spice blend to keep on hand for when I want to use it. It will go really good on any meat or veggie. Thanks Derf, for a really tasty taste of Africa :-)